National Security & Chief of Defence Staff renders unqualified apology to assaulted Warrant Officer

Story By: Sheila Setori Mensa

The Deputy National Security Minister Hon. Henry Quartey and the Chief of Defence Staff Lt Gen. Obed B. Akwa, have rendered an unqualified apology to Warrant Officer (WO1) Mashud Salia, who was assaulted by some plain-clothed personnel of the National Signal Bureau as a first step of re-addressing the problem and by extension expressed same sentiment to the Ghana Armed Forces.

Mr Henry Quartey, the Deputy National Security Minister, and Lt Gen Obed B. Akwa, the Chief of Defence Staff, conveyed the apology at a durbar held at Michel Camp, Tema on Saturday with troops of the1Bn.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 around Tulaku Junction on the Ashaiman- Akosombo highway.

A statement signed by Colonel E. Aggrey-Quashie, the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, assured all ranks that the matter was being thoroughly investigated and anyone found culpable would be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Present at the durbar were the Chief of the Army Staff, Maj Gen T. Oppong-Peprah, Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters, Rear Adm. I.A Yakubu, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Cdre E.A. Kwafo, Director General Personnel Administration, Air Cdre M. Appiah-Agyekum, Director of National Signal Bureau, Mr Kwabena Adu-Boahene, and the Forces Sergeant Major, CWO Barkar Ramous. unqualified apology to Warrant Officer (WO1) Mashud Salia, who was assaulted by some plain-clothed personnel of the National Signal Bureau.

Below is a copy of the signed press statement signed by Colonel E. Aggrey-Quashie, the Director of Public Relations:

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