- The Ghana Armed Forces has responded to claims that a military man has been lynched by irate residents
- Some media outlets reported that a soldier had been lynched in the Central Region
- The claims have been found out to be untrue since no evidence to that effect has been discovered
Reports emanating that anther military man has been lynched in The Central Region of Ghana by some angry residents of Gomoa Buduburam in the Central Region have been found to be untrue.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Classfmonline.com, Col. Eric Aggrey Quarshie, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) revealed that there was no evidence that a soldier had been lynched by some irate residents of the area.
The report said the alleged unidentified soldier was lynched on the evening of Wednesday July 11, at a popular spot called ‘Big Apple’ in Budumburam.
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Reports had it that the alleged lynching of the soldier had necessitated military patrols in the area.
The earlier story went on to claim that the residents were living in fear as there had been consistent military patrols in the area since the alleged lynching of the security personnel.
Col. Aggrey Quarshie, in an interview with Class FM, said the Ghana Armed Forces upon hearing the news, investigated it but found no proof of any such incident thereby making the report false.
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“There is no confirmation, not even from the police and for now we are all looking for enough information to confirm if any such incident took place and if the people were military personnel,” he said.
Last year, a military officer, Major Maxwell Mahama, was lynched by residents of Denkyira Obuasi, now New Obuasi, when an angry mob mistook him for an armed robber.
The incident sparked public outrage and nationwide condemnation. The slain army man was given a state burial. Late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama left behind a wife and two sons.
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