Private Bayou Roger, a soldier, was killed instantaneously after his rifle accidentally went off, according to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
According to a statement dated August 19, the event took place at a base ammunition depot in Michel Camp.
“Preliminary investigative report indicates the soldier was seen sitting on his bed, waiting to relieve his colleague at a duty post at 0800 hours when his rifle went off hitting him under the chin; killing him instantly,” the statement said in part.
The deceased had been sent to the 37 Military Hospital Mortuary, according to the statement issued by Brigadier General E Aggrey- Quashie, Director General of Public Relations for the Ghanaian Armed Forces.
Pte Bayou, was part of a platoon from Southern Command performing duties at the Base Ammunition Depot (BAD) near Michel Camp.
The sad incident occurred on Saturday, 19 August 2023 at about 0750 hours at BAD.
Preliminary investigative report indicates the soldier was seen sitting on his bed, waiting to relieve his colleague at a duty post at 0800 hours when his rifle went off hitting him under his chin; killing him instantly.
The body of the deceased soldier has since been conveyed to the 37 Military Hospital mortuary. A team from the Homicide Unit of Ghana Police (GBETSELE Police Station) is collaborating with the Military Police to investigate the fatal incident.
GAF would like to take this occasion to send its sincere sympathies to the soldier’s grieving family, friends, and coworkers.
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