General News of Wednesday, 17 July 2019
201766 L/Cpl Wassah Lincoln Isaac, the soldier who was captured on video campaigning against the construction of the 450-seat chamber for parliament estimated at $200 million has been stripped of his rank and sentenced to 90 days imprisonment with hard labour at the guardroom.
L/Cpl Wassah of the 2 Recce squadron unit in Sunyani had called on authorities to drop the idea of building a chamber and channel those resources into eradicating under-tree schools, among others.
The soldier was sentenced after the board that was set up to probe the matter found him guilty of misconduct contrary to the code of ethics of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF)
The board, chaired by the commanding officer of the unit, Lt Col WAK Ackah (GH/2927), delivered the ruling after questions and answers on actions of the soldier.
Earlier, the Economic Fighters League (Fighters) had called on the leadership of GAF to free the soldier after he was initially arrested and detained in a guard room for weeks