The Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee of Ghana’s Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, has promised to take responsibility for the education and welfare of the junior brother of a slain military officer, Sherrif Imoro, who was killed in Ashaiman. A press statement released on March 16th confirmed that Agyapong will pay for the education of Imoro’s brother from primary to tertiary level. The statement also noted that Agyapong had pledged to donate an amount of GHS 20,000 to the family and complete the astroturf park in the community and name it after the deceased soldier.
Imoro, who was 22 years old, was allegedly robbed and killed on March 4th by unknown persons in Ashaiman. Following the incident, the military launched a raid on the town on March 7th, resulting in the arrest of 184 people and the seizure of suspected illegal drugs. Videos shared on social media showed military officers assaulting residents during the operation. The Ghana Armed Forces later admitted to authorizing the swoop but failed to apologize or commit to conducting a probe into the excesses.
During a visit to Imoro’s family, Agyapong sympathized with them and thanked the police for arresting the key suspects in the crime. He promised to take care of Imoro’s brother until he finishes university and also pledged to get him a job once he completes his education.