- Former president Jeremiah John Rawlings has condemned the murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama of the Ghana Army
- In a press statement, Rawlings described the soldier's murder as a cruel act.
- He called on law enforcement agencies to respond quickly to crime cases in order to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in future.
Ghana's former leader, Jerry John Rawlings, has condemned the killing of Captain Maxwell Mahama of the Ghana Army by a mob in the Central Region.
YEN.com.gh reported earlier that Captain Mahama was jogging on the dawn of Monday when some women from whom he had sought directions spotted him with a pistol and prompted the assembly man in the area that he was robber.
In a press statement issued in Accra on Tuesday, Rawlings condemned the captain's murder as an act of cruelty.
Describing the soldier's death as a great loss to Ghana, the former president called for an investigation into the crime.
He suggested that the death could have been avoided if people had confidence in the institutions of state that are responsible for enforcing law and order and dispensing justice.
Rawlings rebuked the security agencies for what he said was their inability to swiftly and competently respond when crimes are committed.
The former president went on to console the family of the late Captain Mahama for their tragic loss.
Earlier on Tuesday, President Nana Akufo-Addo condemned the soldier's murder and vowed that his government would find and deal with the perpetrators of the crime.
Former president John Mahama also took to Facebook to condole with the family of the late army captain.
On social media, many angry Ghanaians have also intensified their calls for an investigation into the disaster.
Dr Ransford Yaw Gyamfo, a top political science lecturer, has been weeping and refusing to eat over the death of the late soldier, who he said was his student.
YEN.com.gh has also published photos of a woman who appeared to have set Captain Mahama's body on fire after he was brutalised by the mob.
The police have so far arrested five people for allegedly partaking in the killing.
Share your views on this with us in the comments section below.
Do you have any tip or information for us? Do you have a story to share? Contact us on Facebook and reach us via email at info@YEN.com.gh.