Kennedy Agyapong passionately adopts brother of slain soldier at Ashaiman.

Kennedy Agyapong, Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament in Ghana, has pledged to take responsibility for the welfare of the younger brother of deceased military officer, Sherrif Imoro, who was killed in Ashaiman on March 4, 2023.

A statement released by the Parliament of Ghana on March 16 announced that Agyapong had promised to pay for the educational costs of the deceased’s brother, from primary to tertiary level.

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During a committee meeting attended by Hon. James Agalga, Hon. Ernest Norgbey, and some military personnel of the Ministry of Defence, together with the sector Minister, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, Agyapong sympathized with the family and pledged to take care of the young soldier’s brother until he finishes university.

He also donated an amount of twenty thousand Ghana cedis to the family and promised to complete an astroturf park in the community in honor of Imoro.

A reporter from Peace FM confirmed that Agyapong was also willing to provide a job for the younger brother after he completes his education. The reporter added that the MP would ensure that the upbringing of the young boy did not become a headache for his mother.

The death of Sherrif Imoro led to a military swoop in Ashaiman on March 7, 2023, during which dozens of military officers entered the town in trucks, an armoured car, and a helicopter. Videos of the operation showed residents being subjected to various forms of assault by the officers, who were seeking to avenge the murder of their colleague.

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Following the swoop, the Ghana Armed Forces admitted to authorizing the operation and the arrest of 184 people, as well as the seizure of suspected illegal drugs. However, they did not apologize for the excesses committed during the operation or commit to conducting an investigation. All 184 suspects have since been released, while six people have been arrested for their roles in the murder.

Sherrif Imoro, who was a Muslim, was buried according to Islamic tradition at the military cemetery on March 9, 2023.

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