Soldier shoots himself near Michel Camp

A military officer from the 5th Infantry Battalion has unfortunately met his untimely death after shooting himself at the Base Ammunition Depot (BAD) near Michel Camp.

The military high command in a release to announce the sad incident indicated that a preliminary investigations into circumstances leading to the death of the soldiers has revealed that the deceased, Pte Bayou was waiting on his bed to relieve his colleague at duty post when his rifle accidentally triggered causing his instant death.

His body has since been deposited at the 37 military hospital morgue awaiting investigations into other circumstances that might have triggered the sad incident.


Read the full statement from the Ghana Armed Forces below:

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) regrets to announce the death of a soldier from the 5 Infantry Battalion, Private (Pte) Bayou Roger, as a result of a suspected accidental discharge.

Pte Bayou, was part of a platoon from Southern Command performing duties at the Base Ammunition Depot (BAD) near Michel Camp.

The sad incident occurred on Saturday, 19 August 2023 at about 0750 hours at BAD.

Preliminary investigative report indicates the soldier was seen sitting on his bed, waiting to relieve his colleague at a duty post at 0800 hours when his rifle went off hitting him under his chin; killing him instantly.

A team from the Homicide Unit of Ghana Police (GBETSELE Police Station) is collaborating with the Military Police to investigate the fatal incident.

GAF takes this opportunity to express its deepest condolences to the bereaved family, colleagues, friends and loved ones of the deceased soldier.

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