- Captain Mahama's family has asked Ghanaians to stop sharing images of the army officer's killing
- Since the incident images and a video of the lynching have gone viral on local social media
A family member of the late army captain who was killed by residents of Denkyira Boase has asked members of the public to stop circulating videos and images of the soldier's gruesome death.
Mr. Fred Magniduri, uncle of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, has made an emphatic plea to the Ghanaian public to refrain from sharing videos and images of his nephew’s killing. In the aftermath of Monday morning’s horrific lynching, images of the late captain’s burnt remains and videos of the actual lynch mob have all gone viral on Ghanaian social media.
In a heartfelt plea to the general public made on Kasapa 102.5FM’s Anopa Kasapa, Mr. Magniduri implored Ghanaians to be considerate in this delicate matter. Speaking to the show’s host, Fiifi Benson, Mr. Magniduri said the family was appalled to see how Ghanaians were just sharing images and videos of the lynching regardless of the surrounding circumstances behind the unlawful killing.
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“I will like to appeal to all those that are distributing those images on the internet, on web phones; Please be considerate! And I will also like to say that, you know there was a time when I was growing up as a kid, we will go hunting, we’ll pass through villages and in every village we got to women will come out from their homes and give us water, mashed kenkey.
"We were everybody’s children. And it’s unfortunate to see some of those images where these people who were once mothers to us are setting us on fire,” said the aggrieved family member."
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In the meantime, Captain Mahama’s remains have been flown to 37 Military Hospital from the Dunkwa-on-Ofin Government Hospital where it had been stored since Monday.
Chief of Army Staff, Major General Obed Akwa, has commiserated with the late Captain Mahama’s family, assuiring them that his outfit will do all it can to help them find closure to this sad incident.
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