Professor Kwesi Aning, who serves as the Director of the Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, has criticized the Ghana Armed Forces for their conduct in Ashaiman, where they caused chaos among residents.
The military reportedly entered the area following the alleged murder of one of their officers and physically assaulted anyone they encountered. He has stated that the actions of the military were unconstitutional and an infringement on the Ghana Police Service’s jurisdiction.
While he denounced the killing of the military officer, Professor Kwesi Aning emphasized that taking matters into one’s own hands is not acceptable, and all offenses should be punished in accordance with the law.
The professor argued that it was inappropriate for the military to enter the area and attempt to apprehend the presumed culprits, as this should be the duty of the Ghana Police Service.
Professor Kwesi Aning also expressed disappointment in the soldier’s friends who attacked Ashaiman residents, stating that their actions have brought shame to Ghana. According to sources, a 22-year-old soldier with the Ghana Armed Forces was allegedly stabbed to death by unidentified assailants on his way home from his girlfriend’s house in Taifa, route to his residence in Zongo-Laka, Ashaiman.