- 50 people have been arrested so far
- Captain Mahama was stripped of his clothes and set on fire by the mob
The director of public relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Aggrey-Quarshie says so far 50 suspects have been handed over to the police for investigations on the murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama.
Meanwhile, YEN can report that an Assemblyman who is alleged to have initiated the the mob action is on the run and it's unclear whether he is one of the 50.
Captain Mahama was the commander in charge of the military troop sent to the Denkyira-Obuasi District in the Central Region to fight gamlamsey [illegal mining].
He met his untimely death Monday morning while on his routine jogging. According to initial reports, the people of the community mistook him for an armed robber because he carried a gun on him.
The tragic death of the officer has led the country in a gloomy mood and Ghanaians are calling for the rapid arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.
Following the lynching of Captain Mahama, the military has deployed men in the area to assist the police arrest all persons involved in this heinous crime.
This has also led to residence fleeing the town for fear of a reprisal attack by the military but the spokesperson for the Ghana Armed Forces, Col. Aggrey Quarshie, has told the media that will not happen.
Captain Mahama had been posted to the area about three weeks ago to relieve the Commander of the military personnel who were guarding a local mining company. The Platoon Commander had come to Accra to sit for an examination.
The late Captain left behind a wife and two children.
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Source: Yen News