The legislator for the Ashiaman constituency is demanding justice of a single of his constituents who was allegedly killed by a army officer imposing the president’s lockdown directives.
Ernest Henry Norgbey is demanding an unbiased investigation and swift sanctions for these who would be discovered culpable.
Underneath is his assertion
KILLING OF MR. ERIC OFOTSU – ASHAIMAN MP Needs JUSTICE
I have gained with shock and outrage news of the chilly-blooded killing of Mr. Eric Ofotsu (A.K.A. No Yawa), a constituent of mine in his mid thirties who was allegedly shot by a military services officer doing work to assure compliance of the President’s COVID-19 lockdown directives.
As Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman Constituency, I condemn in the strongest attainable conditions this barbaric and wicked act of a cause-satisfied military officer.
Facts collected from the scene which I have no foundation to doubt and contrary to the promises contained in the Military’s assertion suggests that the deceased did not warrant this inhumane and disproportionate use of pressure from a expert military services officer whose training calls for a much deserving illustration.
As considerably as the daily life of this younger harmless gentleman can’t be introduced back again, I demand with quick impact extensive and independent investigations into situation top to the loss of life of this younger male.
We are also calling for the withdrawal of the cause-joyful soldier and all his colleagues on responsibility as at the time of the incident with instant effect. This would be valuable in controlling tensions and preventing any even more escalation.
I wish to commend the very good folks of Ashaiman for performing exercises great restraint in the face of useless provocation.
We in Ashaiman are disappointed in President Akufo-Addo who is Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces for his unacceptable silence on this major progress when he tackled the nation on Sunday night time, particularly as he sought to downplay the a lot of incidents of human suitable violations and unwarranted excesses by safety staff enforcing his lockdown directives. A problem which the Commission on Human Legal rights and Administrative Justice has experienced induce to publicly condemn.
May well I increase that as considerably as numerous military officers have been fairly skilled in imposing the lockdown, I would want to decry the way in which some unscrupulous few are bringing the substantially highly regarded picture of the Ghana Armed Forces into utter disrepute.
I reiterate our demand from customers for an unbiased investigation and swift sanctions for individuals who would be identified culpable.
In the meantime, I urge relaxed and plead with the youth who are now agitating to workout persistence and wait around for the outcome of investigations.
We shall not relaxation or be silent until finally justice is secured for the family members of Mr. Ofotsu and for my constituents.
May possibly the Excellent Lord settle for the soul of Mr. Eric Ofotsu specifically on this holy Palm Sunday.
Ernest Henry Norgbey
[MP, Ashaiman Constituency]
5th April, 2020.