Mahama Ayariga is Bawku Central MP

The Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over alleged extra-judicial killings by the military in Bawku.

The lawmaker’s complaint is pursuant to section 7 of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative
Justice Act 1993 (Act 456) and article 218 of the Constitution of Ghana 1992.

Per the claims stated in the Petition by the Bawku Central MP, the military is accused of several acts of violation of the human rights of some constituents.

The military, according to Mr. Ayariga’s petition has violated every known international human rights protocol governing military intervention in civilian armed conflict.

“Among the rights violated included the sacred right to life of 10 citizens of Bawku who were shot to death by members of the armed forces engaged in Operation Gongong in Bawku on Tuesday 31st January and Wednesday 1st February 2023. Children’s rights. Women’s rights and property rights were violated.”

The MP however said: “I reject the self serving coverup account of the circumstances surrounding the brutal killings contained in the statement of the Ghana Armed Forces engaged in Operation Gongong and hereby call for an investigation by the CHRAJ so that eyewitnesses can give an accurate account of the brutality with which the military executed the killings.”

Full petition published below

Source: Ghana/ Fm