After being freed from captivity, a guy who had experienced maltreatment at the hands of the military at their base in Burma Camp has spoken about his experience.
After heavily armed members of the Ghana Armed Force stormed Taifa, an Ashaiman suburb, at dawn on Tuesday and subjected residents to various forms of brutality, more than 150 people were taken into custody.
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The Military High Command stated that the operation was designed to find the killers of Sheriff Imoro, a soldier who was 21 years old.
On Thursday, evidence was gathered that some of the more than 150 people who had been checked by the military and eventually freed had endured additional beatings while being held.
One of the victims spoke to the media and said that the troops had indicated that the reason for the beating was that they had ignored the dying soldier’s cries for assistance.
He claimed that after their detention, they were moved to Burma Camp on the Commander’s orders for an investigation after first being transferred to Michel Camp.
“The reason they gave was that when the military man was crying for help, we the community members were even not ready to assist. They are the ones defending us so why can’t we also defend their neighbor?”
“At Burma Camp, it wasn’t an easy task. We went through a lot,” a victim said.
“We were not beaten at Michel Camp, we were just there waiting but after that, we were taken to Burma Camp at 4:00 pm. When we got to Burma Camp that was when some soldiers were around and they were beating us.”