On March 9, 2023, he was laid to rest at the Accra Military Cemetery.
A solemn ceremony was held on Wednesday at Accra’s Military Cemetery to lay to rest Lance Corporal Sheriff Imoro, who was allegedly stabbed to death in Taifa, an Ashaiman suburb.
Military personnel, religious leaders, government officials, and family members of the slain soldier attended the ceremony.
From the 37 Military Hospital mortuary, where the remains were removed, the body was sent to a mosque behind the hospital.
Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam, led Islamic prayers before the body was carried to the military cemetery.
It was an emotional moment as Imoro’s family members, including his father, Awudu Imoro, his mother, his younger 13-year-old brother, other siblings, and the military, were seen shedding tears at the burial ceremony.
Sheriff Imoro was killed by a mob at Ashaiman Taifa last Saturday at dawn. He was a trumpeter in the Ghana Armed Forces Band and was stationed in the Bono Region at Sunyani. He was in Accra for a course and on his way to visit his parents in Ashaiman when he was attacked and killed.
Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the incident and identify the perpetrators.
On Tuesday, the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) High Command dispatched soldiers to the Ashaiman community, where they apprehended and detained 184 suspects.
150 have since been released, with 34 still being held as part of ongoing investigations. They are expected to be handed over to the police.
The military operation on Tuesday was not without its excesses, with soldiers on the ground brutalising innocent victims.
The GAF stated in a statement issued on March 8 that the goal was not to avenge the soldier’s death, but rather to find the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
Following the operations in Ashaiman-Taifa and Tulaku in the Greater Accra Region, military personnel apprehended 184 suspects ranging in age from 21 to 47 years old and handed them over to the Military Police, who subsequently handed them over to the Ghana Police Service for screening and further action, according to the GAF statement.
“During the swoop, personnel seized 29 slabs and 57 mini slabs of suspected Indian hemp and amnesia, among other forms of narcotics,” according to a GAF statement signed by Brigadier General E. Aggrey-Quashie, Director General of Public Relations for the GAF.