Arrested soldiers not from Operation Vanguard - GAF

| Updated Oct 31, 2017 at 1:05pm

 

Colonel E. Aggrey – Quashie.

 

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) says the three soldiers arrested for alleged extortion are from the Air Force Base in Takoradi and not members of Operation Vanguard.

A statement issued by GAF, and signed by the Director of Public Relations, Colonel E. Aggrey – Quashie, siad: “GAF in collaboration with the Police are investigating the matter and if it comes out that the Airmen have violated GAF Regulations, they would be dealt with as appropriate".

“GAF wishes to take this opportunity to caution the public to be wary of individuals or groups of people who would wish to take advantage of the ongoing anti-galamsey operations to dupe unsuspecting people in the name of OPERATION VANGUARD".

The GAF said members of OPERATION VANGUARD are distinctively dressed with special armbands and they also moved in marked vehicles.

It, therefore, urged the public to report any suspicious individual who portrayed himself as a member of the Task Force in the hope of defrauding them to the nearest police station or military unit.

Below Is The Full Statement:


ARRESTED SOLDIERS ARE NOT MEMBERS OF OPERATION VANGUARD

The attention of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has been drawn to a news item that three members of the Joint Military and Police Task Force against illegal mining (Galamsey) OPERATION VANGUARD have been arrested for their alleged involvement in extortion.

GAF wishes to state that the three soldiers arrested are NOT members of OPERATION VANGUARD but rather they are from the Air Force Base in Takoradi.

GAF in collaboration with the Police are investigating the matter and if it comes out that the Airmen have violated GAF Regulations, they would be dealt with as appropriate.

GAF wishes to take this opportunity to caution the public to be wary of individuals or groups of people who would wish to take advantage of the ongoing anti-galamsey operations to dupe unsuspecting people in the name of OPERATION VANGUARD.

Members of OPERATION VANGUARD are distinctively dressed with special armbands and they also move in marked vehicles. The public is urged to report any suspicious individual who portrays himself as a member of the Task Force in the hope of defrauding them to the nearest police station or military unit.


SIGNED
E AGGREY-QUASHIE
Colonel
Director Public Relations




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