The Minister of Defense Hon. Dominic Nitiwul has condemned the growing trend of military attacks on civilians in the country, describing it as needless, and a wrong move for uniformed men to exhibit military bravado on armless civilians.
His comments comes on the heels of series of military brutality in the region.
Just last year it was reported that a military personnel had brutalized a teacher to the point of death at Gyaabengkrom, a community in the Ahanta West Municipality.
But in an in interview with the Host of The Jolly Breakfast Show, Samuel Kojo Brace, during the official visit to the Western Naval Command by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumiah last week, Mr Nitiwul indicated that his outfit is poised to deal with any military personnel found culpable of the said act.
He added that already the military high command is investigating cases of military brutality and the culprits involved, when found guilty, will be made to face the full rigors of the law.
“Every single case of military brutality is going to be dealt with. The military has activated all internal security measures to ensure that investigations are carried out and any military person who will be found culpable is going to be dealt with,” he said.
The Minister advised the general public to report cases of undisciplined military personnel to the police or the commanding officer for action to be taken. He however admonished companies to desist from contracting the services of military for their individual benefits.
Acccording to him, “companies who want to engage the services of the nation’s security services should first contact the police; when the police are unable to do that, then the Police will require the service of the military.
“We have to desist from using the police as the first point of call… when we are able to do that, it will help prevent undisciplined military personnel from taking advantage to brutalize civilians”.
STORY: Stephen Cudjoe/Skyy News

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