National security officer interdicted for attacking soldier

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has caused the interdiction of a national security officer who allegedly attacked a soldier last Wednesday, November 25.

The incident is said to have happened at the Ashaiman Tulaku section of the Tema-Akosombo Highway.

According to The Chronicle newspaper report, the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, who has been identified as WO1 Mashud Salia, was physically assaulted and handcuffed while in uniform by some national security officers over his inability to give way to a convoy of four vehicles.

A statement signed and issued by the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said following the incident, President Akufo-Addo instructed the Ministry responsible for national security to interdict with immediate effect the national security officer, Gerard Nana Osei-Tutu.

The statement said the Ministry had also commenced a full investigation into the incident.

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