The household of the slain soldier within the US Army is demanding solutions from the army excessive command on the true trigger of his demise.
Relatives say, the Army has been something however forthcoming and clear with data concerning the merciless and unlucky homicide of the soldier coaching to serve his nation.
The household maintains the plain tight-lipped posturing of the Army is clear in the way in which data reaches them because the January 10 incident that left Pvt. Abdul-Muksit Nafsudeen Latifu deceased below unusual circumstances.
Military officers claimed 21-year-old soldier with Ghanaian roots was killed in a supposed “altercation with another soldier” on the Alabama Army submit, Fort Rucker the place he was coaching to develop into an Army air site visitors management operator.
But scars on his head and face along with different defensive wounds on his physique present he was hit with an entrenching device, which will also be used as an axe by the army greater than eight instances.
My brother doesn’t struggle, Mohammed Latifu, brother of Pvt Latifu, mentioned in an interview with News 12, an area channel in New York.
He added: “I have never seen my brother fight, his whole 20 years of life that I have known him for you to say he got into an altercation with somebody, and he suffered a head injury and later pronounced dead at the hospital, that is some BS.”
He mentioned the household is “still stuck” with out solutions 13 days after his brother’s homicide.
News about his demise was first printed on native web sites in Alabama as early as 11:30 am CST, although his next-of-kin was formally known as 4 (4) hours later to report that he had been hospitalized and in vital situation, a scenario that feeds worries of foul play and or cover-up.
“When something of this kind happens, especially in a military base, the press is the last resort to share information. What was the hurry in publishing news of an altercation; which turns out to be a lie even before calling the family, What do they intend hiding with that cooked story?”, a clearly enraged good friend questioned.
The identification of the assassin was additionally first launched to the press and social media hours after the household questioned why they’re being saved in the dead of night in an interview earlier than his physique was launched to the household in New York. The killer soldier, Pvt. Brian Jones, Jr. is alleged to be in custody and can stay so by order of a army Justice of the Peace following a pretrial confinement listening to in reference to the killing. There usually are not indicators of accidents or bruises suffered by Pvt. Brian to help the militarys narrative of an “altercation.
“His leaders said nothing suggests that they fought before it happened. It was a premeditated murder” his older sister, Baraka Abdullah mentioned.
The deceased soldier has been buried in accordance with Islamic custom on the Forest Green Park Cemetery in New Jersey. But the household desires solutions to get closure on the brutal homicide of the 21-year-old promising son and soldier. Right now Im caught on the level the place I really feel like hes not gone, I hold feeling like he’s nonetheless right here” the visibly sorrowful sister added.
The case is predicted to proceed below the Uniform Code of Military Justice in accordance with the Manual for Courts-Martial. However, occasions and the posturing of the army subsequent to the incident leaves the household with extra questions in regards to the transparency and equity of the trials.
“We get to put him to rest, but we still want answers. The family is still struck, my father is here but he is in the car. He cant even come to the cameras because its a heart-breaking tragedy, Muhammed Latifu said at the funeral. Another member of the family, Al-haj Mohammed Murtala said We’re still in darkness, we haven’t been properly informed as to what really transpired”.
“We need to get down to the root of whatever transpired”, he added. His feedback observe comparable calls for for justice by family members and folks throughout completely different communities and race, together with veteran associations.
The army, via Maj. Gen. Michael McCurry, the commander of Fort Rucker prolonged condolences to Pvt. Latifu’s household, mates and neighborhood, however the household says, you may hold your condolences, we don’t care about that, we would like justice!”.
Pvt. Latifu was a trainee within the Armys Advanced Individual Training program at Fort Rucker the place he was assigned to the first Battalion, thirteenth Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Ibrahim Alhassan
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