The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has apologized some civilians and media personnel who were assaulted by military men during a protest at La in Accra.
While condemning the unfortunate event in uncertain terms, leadership of the military says it has commenced an investigation into the matter.
“In order to restrain the demonstrators, reasonable force had to be applied to remove them. Thus, in the process, some of the demonstrators or persons got injured. It later came to light that some of the injured persons were journalists who were there to cover the event…
“GAF seizes this opportunity to apologize to the journalists and all innocent persons who might have been affected by the troops’ effort to clear the unruly demonstrators,” the Armed Forces said in a press statement.
Some indigenes of La embarked on a demonstration on Thursday, April 15, 2021 to highlight the seizure of their lands by the Ghana Armed Forces.
This, however, met opposition from the military men who beat and manhandled the civilians and some journalists in the process.
According to the press statement signed by Colonel E. Aggrey-Quarshie, Director of Public Relations, the Ghana Armed Forces assured the public of its resolve to “ensure that such unfortunate incident does not occur in future.”
Meanwhile, it has entreated Ghanaians to follow due process in all their actions with GAF to avoid such unfortunate situations.
Story by: Michael Ampong | universnewsroom.com