A soldier has reportedly shot an officer of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and motorcycle rider at the Aflao Beat 9 Border Post.
According to Graphic Online, the military officer shot his two victims in the leg when he turned up to quell an argument between the Okada and a GIS officer over the nationality of the pillion rider.
The two injured persons were rushed to the Aflao Municipal Hospital after the incident at about 9am on Sunday (January 15, 2023).
The Immigration Officer has since been treated and discharged while the rider was transferred to the Ho Teaching Hospital.
The incident has, however, led to a mounting tension between residents and the security agencies in the border town.
While withholding the names of the immigration officer and the rider off-hand, the Ketu South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Maxwell Lugudor disclosed that investigations had been opened on the matter.
The MCE, who chairs the Municipal Security Council, said when the Immigration Officer spotted the motorcycle rider at the border spot that morning, he signaled the rider to stop for the pillion rider to be profiled.
The Immigration Officer was said to have insisted that the pillion rider is a foreigner.
The rider maintained that he was carrying his brother on the bike and prevented the officer from subjecting him to scrutiny to establish his nationality, Mr Lugudor added.
He said that led to an argument which followed with physical confrontations between the Immigration Officer and the rider.
Sensing danger, the officer called the soldier to the scene for reinforcement.
But the headstrong rider would not allow the Immigration Officer to profile the pillion rider.
The MCE said things then took a turn for the worse with a fierce physical struggle between the rider and the soldier, during which the soldier fired his duty weapon.
In the process, the bullet(s) hit the rider and the Immigration Officer.
Meanwhile, the okada rider has been identified as Kwaku Tengey, 35.
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