Bridget Otoo Speaks Out Against Terrifying Ashaiman Assault by Soldiers
The recent incident of military brutality in Ashaiman has once again brought to the fore issues of accountability and transparency in Ghana’s law enforcement agencies.
Bridget Otoo, a well-known media personality, has condemned the actions of the soldiers involved and called for a swift and decisive response to the incident.
According to reports, the incident occurred after a military man was allegedly killed by some residents of Ashaiman. In response, soldiers reportedly went on a rampage, assaulting innocent civilians and causing widespread damage and destruction.
Speaking out against the incident, Otoo expressed her shock and disbelief, stating that “this can’t happen in East Legon,” a wealthy suburb of Accra where many of Ghana’s influential reside.
She went on to question the presence of armed soldiers in civilian areas, arguing that it creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
Forget Ashaiman for a second and insert east legon. A soldier is killed there & as a result the military goes to east legon and assault residents of east legon.
It’s Ashaiman so you think they deserve it. We are not being ruled by Military. Or Police no longer investigate crime?
— #ReadyWithJM🐝 (@Bridget_Otoo) March 7, 2023
Otoo’s comments have sparked a wider debate about the role of the military in civilian life, with many calling for greater accountability and oversight of security forces.
Some have also pointed out the need for more effective communication between civilians and law enforcement agencies, in order to prevent incidents like these from occurring in the future.
The incident has also drawn criticism from human rights groups and other activists, who are calling for an immediate investigation into the actions of the soldiers. Many are also demanding that those responsible for the brutality be held accountable for their actions.
As Ghana continues to grapple with issues of security and law enforcement, incidents like this serve as a reminder of the need for greater accountability and transparency in the country’s institutions.
Only by working together and holding those responsible to account can Ghana hope to build a safer and more secure future for all its citizens.