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Soldiers Sanctioned For Involvement in Illegal Operations

PRESS RELEASE

Issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra Tel: +233-302775665 Fax: +233-302772241   Email: website-dpr@ghq.mil.gh    Release No.15     08 June 2018   

The Ghana Armed Forces has severely sanctioned five soldiers for their involvement in illegal operations in the Wassa Akropong general area on 30 May 2018.

The soldiers namely, 197533 Cpl Mensah S, 199442 Cpl Nkuah P, 199499 Cpl Owoo SB, 203225 L/Cpl Boateng SY and 203538 L/Cpl Obeng S, were tried by a Disciplinary Board in accordance with Ghana Armed Forces Rules and Regulations.

With the exception of Cpl Mensah S, who was sentenced to 60 days detention and a reduction in rank from Corporal to Private, the remaining four soldiers were all sentenced to 90 days detention with consequential penalties, including release from the Ghana Armed Forces for services no longer required, after serving their sentences.

The Military High Command wishes to once again assure the general public that under no circumstance will it condone any unprofessional conduct by any member of the Ghana Armed Forces.  Meanwhile, the zeal with which OP VANGUARD is being prosecuted will be maintained and will not in any way be affected by this isolated incident.

SIGNED

E AGGREY-QUASHIE

Colonel

Director Public Relations

 

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