Swiftly prosecute suspected killers of soldier – Ashaiman MP tells A-G

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey has appealed to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice to ensure the swift prosecution of the suspected killers of Sheriff Imoro, the young soldier. 

According to him, this is the only way justice will be served to the family of the slain soldier. 

In a press statement issued on Monday, Mr Norgbey urged the A-G to be fearless in prosecuting the alleged perpetrators. 

“I pray that the Attorney-General’s Department will subsequently ensure swift, fair, fearless and successful prosecution of all the suspects involved in the alleged killing of Trooper Imoro and for our courts to return a verdict that serves as a bold line of deterrence to all persons who may want to break the law.”

Meanwhile, the lawmaker has commended the Ghana Police Service for its swift investigations and arrest of the alleged killers of the late Imoro Sheriff. 

According to him, the Police were professional and diligent in their operations. 

Mr. Norgbey noted that the Police, by this conduct, have proven that they have competence to investigate all manner of crimes in the country. 

“I commend the Ghana Police Service for their calm but swift and professional conduct thus far in meticulously investigating the circumstances surrounding Trooper Imoro’s death. 

“Through their efforts thus far, the Ghana Police have assured the good people of Ashaiman and the entire population of Ghana that the Ghana Police Service, led by the IGP COP George Akuffo Dampare, have the capacity and competence to investigate all horrifying crimes, including the kind that took Trooper Imoro to an early grave. 

“The good people of Ghana and Ashaiman will forever remember the noble services of the men and women of the Ghana Police Service to Ashaiman when it mattered most,” excerpts of his statement said. 

The Police have arrested six suspects in connection with the murder of the soldier. 

In a detailed statement issued on Monday, the Police said after almost a week of painstaking intelligence-led operations, on March 9, it arrested suspects Safianu Musah alias Dayorgu and Ibrahim Abdul Rakib at their hideouts in Ashaiman.

“Two other suspects, Samuel Tetteh alias Wiper and Abubakar Sadick alias Birdman were also arrested at their hideouts on March 10.

“Two additional suspects, Yussif Mohammed and Abdul Gafaru Abdul Karim were arrested on 11th and March 12, respectively.

The police say a further investigation has established that suspects Samuel Tetteh and Abubakar Sadick at about 1:45 am on March 4, attacked the deceased at Taifa Ashiaman in an attempt to rob him of his phone and a backpack.

“The deceased, however, resisted and struggled with the suspects. During the struggle, suspect Samuel Tetteh pulled out a knife and stabbed the deceased in the arm, snatched his phone and bolted leaving the deceased with the knife stuck in his arm.”

Meanwhile, the Ashaiman Circuit Court has denied bail to six suspects picked up in connection with the murder of Trooper Imoro Sherrif at Taifa, a suburb of Ashaiman on March 4.

Prosecutor, Supt. Sylvester Asare told the court presided over by Simon Gaga that granting the accused persons bail will impede investigations.

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