#Dropthatchamber soldier released ahead of 90-day detention sentence

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Lance Corporal Wassah, the military officer sentenced to 90-day detention for vehemently campaigning against the new parliamentary chamber in a viral video has been released ahead of his 90-day detention punishment, ABC News Ghana has gathered.

“We are happy to inform all Fighters and the general public that Lance Corporal Wassa has been released from detention”, a statement from the Economic Fighters League, the group that initiated and undertook the #dropthatchamber campaign, on Monday confirmed.

The League, however, admitted that the pardon granted the young military officer was not as a result of their efforts although they petitioned the President for such action to be taken. Irrespective of their petition being ignored, they are very happy that the ultimate thing they sought for has been granted in the long run. They, therefore, consider this as a positive development.

The statement read, “even though his release was not through the pardon as we petitioned the President to do, we see it as a positive development. Young people of all walks of life are encouraged to stand up for their nation without any fear of favour. We stand in solidarity with everyone taking action against the oppressive system.”

Lance Corporal Wassah, a 2017 recruit, was heard in a video appealing to President Akufo-Addo not to support the plan. The junior-ranking military officer described calls for the construction of a new chamber as selfish on the part of the country’s legislators.

He was eventually arrested by the military. On Tuesday, 16th July 2019, Lance Corporal Wassah was tried inside the Gondar Barracks at Burma Camp Accra, chaired by some Commanding Officers.

It is, however, unclear what might have triggered this early pardon after spending only about 26 days of his 90-day detention sentence.

Find the Press Statement of the Economic Fighters League below:

 

Source: ABCNewsgh.com

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