Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul
December 14, 2021

Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has told Parliament his Ministry is currently awaiting a comprehensive investigation by the Ghana Police on the criminal aspect of the case of the killing of Mr. Eric Ofotsu.

According to him the Ghana Armed Forces would take necessary action when the report is presented to the Ministry.

“Mr. Speaker, in March 2020, the Ghana Armed Forces together with its sister security services were tasked to enforce a lockdown when COVID-19 broke out in this Country”.

During this exercise, an individual called Mr. Eric Ofotsu was killed during a struggle with military personnel. The initial investigation by the Military Police confirmed that the individual (Mr. Eric Ofotsu) attempted to wrestle a weapon from a soldier and died in the process.

Since the case is a homicide case, the Civil Police has the duty to investigate same and has since been investigating the incident.

The Ashaiman MP Ernest Henry Norgbey wanted to know the outcome of the investigation of the killing by a civilian by the military officer in March of 2020 during lockdown in the constituency.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/