3 soldiers demoted for assaulting civilians in Wa

3 soldiers demoted for assaulting civilians in Wa

The military personnel who were involved in brutalising some residents in Wa on 1st July 2021 have been punished except for the Duty Officer.

Three of the soldiers were demoted after a 4-member committee was tasked the investigate the attack.

According to reports, the Orderly has been demoted from Staff Sergeant to Corporal whilst the Guard Commander and the Sentry have been demoted from Corporal to Private and Lance Corporal to Private respectively.

Eight other soldiers who were captured in the viral video attacking the residents have been charged, tried and handed 30 days each in detention by the disciplinary committee chaired by the Commanding Officer.

All the military personnel who were on duty the day the residents were brutalised have been punished.

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The trial of the Duty officer who is a Lieutenant will also be carried out later.

The investigations revealed that 11 civilians suffered various degrees of injury after the attack.

Three people were also admitted to the Wa Municipal Hospital where one Gafur Mohammed had to undergo surgery after developing a fracture on his thighbone.

This comes after a video surfaced on social media where some military personnel were seen assaulting residents over a missing mobile phone.

According to some eyewitnesses, the soldiers claimed they were searching for a phone which belonged to one of the soldiers and was snatched by an unknown person.

The Public Relations Officer of the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council, Cletus Awuni who tried to question the soldiers was also severely beaten, and he had to seek medical treatment at the hospital.

Source: social media

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