A Private in the army has landed in serious trouble after sharing what he thought was a harmless selfie on social media.
A Ghanaian military officer might be regretting his action after a photo of him sipping a popular fruit drink went viral.
The Kalyppo selfie has forced the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to commence investigation against the officer for possible breach of regulations, Army PRO has said.
While speaking with MyJoyOnline on Wednesday, Colonel Aggrey Quarshie said that Private Osei Owusu of the Ghana Military Police is responding to questions regarding his act which is deemed as an affront to the Armed Forces Regulations Act of 1962.
He explained that pictures taken using “military accoutrement” are technically the property of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), saying officers who want to use them for personal purposes must apply for clearance.
“Your picture does not belong to you and you are not supposed to do anything with it,” he said.
A picture of Private Owusu dressed in his military police outfit clutching the Kalyppo drink circulated social media, barely three days after a picture of the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo sipping the fruit juice went viral on the same platform.