Soldier allegedly killed after visiting girlfriend
A soldier belonging to 3rd Battalion Infantry in Sunyani, has been allegedly murdered in Tafia, a suburb of Ashaiman, in the Greater Accra region, on Friday.
Imoro Sheriff, 21, was allegedly killed by a gang after he visited his girlfriend in the vicinity.
Imoro, whose rank could not be immediately verified, was attacked with knives and other weapons, immediately after leaving the girlfriend’s home.
It was said that Imoro visited the girlfriend anytime he went to Ashaiman where he was born and raised.
When the Ghanaian Times visited the family home of Imoro, at Zongolika, a suburb of Ashaiman, on Monday, mourners were in the state of shock.
The father of the deceased, Asanubu Imoro, confirmed the dead of his son, saying he heard it via social media.
Asanubu Imoro said the son, who was based in Sunyani, Bono Region, informed him that he was attending a military programme in Accra and will visit family members on Friday.
“We were expecting him. When we called his number late into the night, there was no response. Somebody showed me a video and asked, do you know this man, that was when I identified my son.”
According to Asanubu Imoro, the military and other security agency have been in close contact with the family as investigation into the killing was on going.
When the Ghanaian Times contacted the Ashaiman Divisional Police Command concerning the incident, the authorities declined to speak on the matter, but indicated that 13 suspects had been arrested so far.
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