The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), says it will deal with its personnel seen in a viral video brutalizing some residents of Wa, the Upper West Regional capital yesterday.
According to the Armed Forces, it has already initiated investigations into the “unprofessional conduct” of the officers. It made this known in a statement issued this morning.
The statement said the “unprofessional conduct took place at a time the Commanding Officer of the soldiers and the Chairman of the Regional Security Council, were out of town for an official engagement”.
The statement adds that internal disciplinary measures have been instituted to deal with all those who will be found culpable in this unprofessional conduct by the soldiers.
The statement also added that the Chief of Army Staff is leading a “High-Powered Military Delegation” to Wa to engage Traditional and Opinion Leaders to resolve the issue.
It added that the delegation will also find means to assuage the anger of the Wa people. A viral video on social media yesterday showed armed Military Officers brutalizing some residents of Wa, the Upper West Regional capital, allegedly over a missing mobile phone.
Some eyewitnesses in an interview said the soldiers claimed they were searching for their stolen mobile phone.
The Public Relations Officer of the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council, Cletus Awuni was also beaten by the officers.