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Video of heart-breaking ‘military’ drills at Customs Academy sparks outrage

YEN.com.gh is in possession of a video, which shows newly recruited customs officials being taken to rigourous training exercises.

The exercise, which took place at the Customs Academy at Kpetoe in the Volta Region, has sparked outrage on social media. The exercise, known as the ‘Pre Arrival Exercise, is the very first of many the recruits will go through, as part of training activities at the academy.


A similar session in March 2018, led to the death of one of the cadets. George Annoh, aged 31, was said to have collapsed and died during the drills for everyone enrolled into the Academy. Alex Aidoo 35 also died in 2013, on his very first day at the academy, when new recruits were taken through the Pre Arrival Exercise. The Commandant, Assistant Commissioner, Junior Appiah-Warden, confirmed that the video was taken at the Academy. He also admitted the death of Annoh but refused to give further details. He, however, said a coroner’s inquest is being conducted on the issue.

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