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EX-military men butcher two people at Manso- Aboaboso

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Two people have been seriously injured after some suspected retired military men allegedly butchered them at Manso- Aboaboso in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region.

 

The victims according to report were among youth in the  community who were  preventing  the suspected military men from engaging in  illegal mining in a forest reserve  in the area.

 

The military men numbering about eight according to some  residents stormed the community to assault  their victims after youth in the area marched to  the alleged illegal mining site to burn  machines of the owner of the concession.

 

The two victims Godfred Apomasu, 35,an information center operator and Owusu Kwadwo, 30,a farmer who sustained machete wounds have also been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police Command.

 

Speaking to OTEC News Kwame Agyenim Boateng, brother of the first victim Mr Apomasu Appiah disclosed  that the eight armed men who were in  military accoutrement on Saturday January 1,2022 arrested  his brother while asleep and assaulted him in the process.

 

“My brother was not even part of the men who  stormed the site to burn down the machines, yet he was arrested and beating to pulp by the suspected military men”

 

“The only crime he committed was that he used his information center to announced the missing of  two of the  men who went to the forest on the said day to prevent the activities of illegal miners in the forest “.He added.

 

Father of Kwadwo Owusu who was also butchered by the military men Mr Alhaji have expressed worry over how his son was brutally beating.

 

He has appealed to security officials in the Region to look into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.

 

 

Meanwhile the District Chief executive for Amansie South Hon Clement Opoku Gyamfi has called for calm in the community.

 

He assured that security in the district will not shield any individual who will engage in any illegalities in the district including illegal mining.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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