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Court documents identify ‘soldier killer’ in Kasoa as National Security agent

The Ministry in an earlier statement refuted claims that Benlord Ababio is an operative. The Ministry in an earlier statement refuted claims that Benlord Ababio is an operative.

In a turn of events, the Ghana Police Service has contradicted an earlier statement by the Ministry of National Security on the status of Benlord Ababio, the suspect in the shooting death of a soldier in Kasoa Millennium City.

The Ministry had categorically denied that Ababio was personal in its May 1, 2024 statement.

But during his arraignment on Friday, May 3, 2024, police described him as a national security agent.

The Ministry’s statement urged the public to ignore social media reports alleging that Ababio, accused of killing Corporal Michael Danso in a land dispute on April 30, 2024, was associated with the Ministry.

The Ministry emphasized that Ababio was not its staff and was currently in police custody assisting with the investigation.

However, in a subsequent court proceeding at the Achimota District Court, the police presented a number of different facts.

According to court reporters, Ababio, also known as Nana Barima Ababio, was not only identified as a self-proclaimed traditional ruler but also a national security agent.

The magistrate, His Excellency Prince Owusu, remanded Ababio for two weeks without accepting his plea and scheduled the next hearing for May 16, 2024.

The court heard that on the day of the incident, Corporal Michael Danso, along with two colleagues, had gone to the Millennium City police station to report a case of trespassing on a plot of land.

It was then that Ababio allegedly attacked and shot dead Danso, who was in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Police disarmed and arrested Ababio immediately after the shooting.

The revelation in the police report contradicts the Ministry’s denial, raising questions about Ababio’s true affiliation and role within the national security system.

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