A military officer, Timothy Adzakosi who is believed to be an officer from Tarkwa- Aboso military quarters in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality was on Friday June 7 , 2024 reportedly assaulted by unknown assailants believed to be illegal miners at Wassa Akyempim in the Wassa East district of western region .

It is reported that the victim was among three other colleagues who visited a galamsay site in the area.

According to some eyewitnesses they saw the military officer was being trailed by a mob suspected to be illegal miners from the galamsey site.

However after a hot chase, the victim gave in as his strength failed him upon reaching a fuel station at Wassa Akyempim .

At that instant, his assailants pounded on him further inflicting wounds, he sustained serious degrees of injuries on his hands.

The residents indicate the military have been embarking on several visits to galamsay sites in the enclave.

The other officers subsequently took to their heels to avoid any reprisal attacks.

Upon hearing the dreadful incident, the assembly man of Wassa Akyempim electoral area Hon. Joseph Akomiah and his unit community chairman Agogo went to the aid of the victim who was left in a pool of blood and sent him to Wassa Ateiku Health Center for treatment.

The police have launched investigations into the matter to locate the perpetrators who are currently on the run .

Some residents are fleeing the town out of fear of a reprisal attack.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com/Kobina Amuah