Akufo-Addo orders interdiction of secret operative for assaulting soldier

President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has called for the interdiction of the national security officers captured on tape beating up a military man.

The Chronicle newspaper reported on Monday, November 30, that a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, who has been identified as WO1 Mashud Salia, was physically assaulted and handcuffed while in uniform over his inability to give way to a convoy of four vehicles.

The event, according to the newspaper happened on the Tema-Akosombo highway at the Ashaiman Tulaku section.

In a statement on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, President Akufo-Addo said he learnt with dismay reports of an attack on a soldier by an official of the Bureau of National Communications of the National Security Council Secretariat, Gerard Nana OSEI-TUTU.

“Upon the President’s instruction, the Ministry responsible for National Security, has interdicted, with immediate effect, the said Mr Gerard Nana OSEI-TUTU and has commenced a full investigation into the incident,” the statement by Information Minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah stated.

“The military constitutes a key layer in the country’s security architecture. Any infringement on the institution and its officers will not be tolerated,” the statement added.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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