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The Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior will today, Friday, July 16, 2021, commence a probe into military brutalities in the Upper West Regional Capital, Wa.

Members of the Committee chaired by Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, visited the town on Thursday.

They first had a closed-door meeting with the Upper West Regional Minister, as well as members of the Upper West Regional Security Council.

The soldiers were seen in a viral video beating some residents of Wa, over claims that someone on a motorcycle had snatched a mobile phone belonging to one of them.

Three of the soldiers have been demoted, while eight others have been charged, tried, and awarded 30 days each in detention by the disciplinary board of the Ghana Armed Forces according to the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul.

The Defence and Interior Committee was sanctioned by the Speaker of Parliament to probe the issue and report to the plenary for subsequent actions to be taken.


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