Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ashaiman Constituency, Ernest Henry Norgbey has denied the narration by the Ghana Armed Forces on the killing of a resident in the area on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
In a statement issued and signed by the member of parliament, he established that the deceased did not deserve the use of force by the soldier which eventually led to the death of the man identified as Mr Eric Ofotsu (alias No Yawa).
He said that Ofotsu died from the action of a trigger-happy soldier.
His claims are in sharp contrast to the position of the Ghana Armed Forces that the deceased, Ofotsu died while attempting to disarm a soldier who had attempted to arrest him, leading to the soldier’s gun accidentally going off.
He further called for independent investigations into the killing and appropriate punishment for the erring officers.
“As much as the lie of this young innocent gentleman cannot be brought back, I demand with immediate effect thorough and independent investigations into circumstances leading to the death of this young man.
“We are also calling for the withdrawal of the trigger-happy soldier and all his colleagues on duty as at the time of the incident with immediate effect.
“This would be useful in managing tensions and preventing any further escalation” the statement reads.