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Biography Of Sherif Imoro, Soldier Who Was Killed In Ashaiman
The soldier who was allegedly killed by a mob at Ashaiman Taifa last Saturday, has been identified as 21-year-old Sherif Imoro.
Date Of Birth
Sherif Imoro was born at Ashaiman on June 3, 2001, according to his father Awudu Imoro.
He enrolled in the Ghana Armed Forces in October 2021, was trained at Daboya and was posted to Sunyani after passing out. He was a member of the Ghana Armed Forces Band, a trumpeter and was stationed at Sunyani in the Bono Region.
He was in Accra for a military course and in the last three weeks, had been visiting the parents in their home at Ashaiman every Friday
According to his father, he had his Primary and Junior high school education at Ashaiman and senior high school at Akwamuman SHS and completed in 2017.
Slain soldier incident
Last Friday, he was on his way home and there was heavy traffic in the area, so he alighted at Ashaiman Taifa near the court building. It was around that area that he met his death at the hands of his attackers.
Some reports reveal that the gang mistook him for a robber.
Due to this, Ashaiman, neighbourhood of Taifa was on Tuesday dawn forced into a self-imposed curfew after some soldiers reportedly stormed the area.
They questioned anyone they came across and reportedly beat them up.
This forced people to lock themselves up in their homes, fearing they will be beaten up by the soldiers. Some eyewitnesses have recounted their experience on social media. Some said they saw the soldiers around 2am.
One person said he woke up around 4am to see that the area which was usually busy around that time with many shops opened was still very quiet.
His assumption was that it was as a result of the downpour but when he stepped out, he saw some soldiers on the stretch, there were no vehicles moving.
He saw soldiers approaching so he quickly rushed back into the house and locked the gate.
He said his brother later told him he woke earlier and saw soldiers beating up some other people.
“My mother owns a shop by the roadside and should have been opened by now but as we speak, all shops are still closed,” he said.
He said he saw that vehicles passing by were stopped, male passengers dragged out and beaten up, “you people kill our colleague”, some of the soldiers reportedly said.
Another eyewitness said the said soldiers knocked on doors and anybody who came out allegedly received some slaps.
The Assemblyman for the area reportedly sent out a message advising residents to avoid certain routes.
He said he counted not less that 20 armed soldiers on foot, who were
What happened with mob killing of alleged soldier?
The incident of the mob killing of the soldier received varied reactions at the weekend.
Some had alleged that the young soldier was on his way to his home when he was attacked by a gang. Some had alleged that he was stabbed to death by the mob.
Photos from the incident scene showed the lifeless body of the victim, who was in what seemed to be a torn trousers in military camouflage colours.
His military cap and a white cloth had been used to cover his face. Also, his bag in military camouflage colours was lying close to the body.
The Ghana Police and the Ghana Armed Forces are yet to comment on the incident.
In 2017, a similar incident happened at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region where during a morning health walk, a military officer, Major Maxwell Mahama was killed by a mob.