- The town of Denkyira Boase has turned into a ghost town after the lynching of a Ghana Army Captain.
- Captain Maxwell Mahama was lynched after allegedly being mistaken for an armed robber
Denkyira Boase has gone completely dormant after the lynching of a Ghana Army Captain after being mistaken for an armed robber.
Following yesterday morning’s horrifying lynching of a Ghana Army captain at the hands of youths and the Assembly Man in Denkyira Boase, the town seems to have gone dormant almost as though it mourns for the wrongfully killed Ghana Army officer.
According to Starr FM’s Central Regional Correspondent, Mr. Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour, a lot of the young men who reside in the town have fled fearing a reprisal from the Ghana Armed Forces.
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“Most of the young people have fled,” said Mr. Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour.
Reports have it that Captain Maxwell Mahama – armed with his service pistol – had been jogging in the morning of May 29th, 2017 in the town of Denkyira Boase and stopped to ask some local women for directions.
The women, who were alarmed and mistook the young officer for an armed criminal, and notified their Assembly Man who subsequently rounded up some of the town’s youth proceeded to enact vicious mob justice on the innocent young soldier.
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Witness reports have it that the young officer pleaded with his killers saying that he was an army officer, but his please fell on deaf ears.
Colonel Agrey Quarshie, Public Relations officer of the Ghana Armed Forces has stated that a “fact finding” detachment has been sent to the town of Denkyira Boase led by the Chief of Army Staff to find out the circumstances of the Captain Maxwell Mahama’s death.
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