Bridget Otoo has joined others in denouncing the harshness to which some Ashaiman locals were subjected by some military personnel.
The Ghanaian broadcaster claims that if the incident had taken place in East Legon, the outcome would have been different. Bridget Otoo expressed her displeasure at the military officers’ actions, saying the people of Ashaiman did not deserve to be treated in this way.
“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?” she said in a twitter post.
An unofficial curfew was imposed on the Ashaiman neighborhood on March 7, 2023, when some military soldiers attacked the neighborhood in response to the purported murder of one of their comrades.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that unidentified intruders had murdered a uniformed soldier in Ashaiman. A gang of soldiers invaded the neighborhood early on Tuesday morning as it was pouring rain in order to exact retribution on civilians.
Several instances of the military beating up people can be seen in social media videos that have gone viral.
Another video showed Ashaiman’s streets in complete silence, with many people hiding in their rooms out of dread of the army.
In the meantime, several Ghanaians have responded to the military invasion of Ashaiman on social media.
While some people criticized the soldiers’ treatment of the bystanders, others supported their employment of such tactics to catch the murderers.