GAF recovers remains of late Ebony’s bodyguard

Ebony's bodyguard

Ebony’s bodyguard

The recovery of the mortal remains of the late LAC Vondee Atsu Francis, involved in the accident with hip-life artiste, Ebony, to the 37th Military was in line with military norms and practices, the Ghana Armed Forces has stated.


In a press release issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra, it said the evacuation of the body to the Military Hospital was part of Ghana Armed Forces’s (GAF) Standard Operating Procedures.


The release signed by Col. E. Agrey-Quashie, Director of Public Relations said the GAF owed it as a responsibility to the family of the deceased Airman to preserve and produce the mortal remains for burial and funeral rites.


The statement said all military personnel who get involved in accidents are first evacuated as soon as practicable irrespective of where the accident occurred.


“Recent cases include the evacuation of the corpse of the late Cpl Fletcher Carl who died in a road traffic accident on the Bolga-Bawku road, and the medical evacuation of officer cadets who were involved in a road traffic accident in the Volta Region,” it said.


It said after such evacuation, investigations were conducted to among other things determine the circumstances that led to the accident with the view of putting measures in place to if possible avoid or minimise occurrence of similar incidents.


“In the instant case of Airman Vondee Francis, it stressed that investigations were being instituted to unname the full circumstances surrounding the sad incident.”


The statement said, it was therefore inaccurate and malicious for anyone to insinuate that the body of the late LAC Vondee Atsu Francis, has been detained till it serves a sentence passed by a court martial.


It said such reports against the GAF were not only false but demonstrated insensibility towards the emotions of the rank and file of GAF and the family of the deceased airman.


“At this moment of national grief, we expect the public to mourn and sympathise with the bereaved families and also respect their sensibilities instead of exacerbating their pains with such fabricated story,” the statement said.


The statement said that the Military High Command extends its condolence to the bereaved families while wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

By Times Reporter   

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