The Ministry of National Security has stated firmly that Benlord Ababio, a suspect in connection with a murder incident in Kasoa, is not a personnel of the Ministry.


A statement from the Ministry, therefore, urged the public to disregard any claim or comment suggesting same.


“The Ministry of National Security has taken note of a news item in circulation on social media which alleges that a supposed National Security personnel called Benlord Ababio, in an incident that occurred on Tuesday 30th April 2024 at Millennium City, Kasoa, shot and killed a soldier,” it said.


“The Ministry wishes to put on record that the suspect, Benlord Ababio, who is currently under police custody, is not a personnel of the Ministry of National Security. The public is, therefore, urged to disregard any news items that portray the suspect as a personnel of the Ministry of National Security,” it added.

A military officer believed to be in his late 30s was shot dead while two other officers who were in the company of the deceased escaped unhurt.

The incident happened in front of the Millennium City Police Station in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.

Reports say that a brother to one of the military officers bought a piece of land from some chiefs at Millennium City but anytime they went on the land to develop it, they faced strong resistance from landguards.

The deceased, in the company of two other officers, drove to the area to find a lasting solution to the matter, having already lodged a first complaint at the Millennium City District Police Command.

The officers who were in a Toyota Rav 4 with registration number GR 3591-24, upon reaching the said land, met some individuals working on the land, and ordered them to stop while lodging a second complaint at the Millennium City District Police station. They were met by the Gyasehene of Millennium City, Benlord Ababio, who insisted they should not go to the station to lodge another complaint.

After refusing to adhere to the plea of the chief, he allegedly fired at the vehicle of the officers from behind, when they decided to go to the Divisional Command, leading to the death of one of the officers.