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People were chased out from Mosque to drink from the gutter — Garu MP accuses GAF

Member of Parliament for Garu, Albert Alalzuuga Akuka, has alleged that some members of the Garu were forced to drink water from a gutter by military personnel who raided the community at dawn on October 28 in a quest to seize weapons that were allegedly used to attack National Security operatives.

“I was told that some of the people were forced to drink water from the gutter and you can imagine the health implications this may cause, and I will want to know who sanctioned this action.”, the MP alleged on Accra-based Citi FM.

The lawmaker also disclosed that he will send a petition to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate the alleged military brutalities against his constituents.

Personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces allegedly raided Garu on the dawn of October 28 in a quest to seize weapons that were allegedly used to attack National Security operatives on October 24.

“It is true that on October 28, my residents were woken up from bed and were beaten mercilessly, and I am told some of the people were even in the mosque having Quranic recitals at the time, and they pounced on them and beat them mercilessly in the name of trying to retrieve weapons and I was talking to one of the commanders this evening to know if they got some weapons out of this, and he said yes.

Hon. Albert Alalzuuga Akuka described the military’s actions as barbaric and demanded an apology from the military’s high command.

“This is an abuse of power, it is an abuse of the uniform, and I think that this must be investigated and those found culpable must be punished because these incidences are one too many” he stated.

Source: Kapital Online Team//2023

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