The people of Denkyira-Obuasi have always been violent and YEN knows why

The people of Denkyira-Obuasi have always been violent and YEN knows why

The murder of military officer, Captain Maxwell Adams Mahama has taken Ghana by a storm and left many people in shock on how the resident of Denkyira-Obuasi could be so callous.

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Most of the angst and commentary on social media have called out the Assemblyman and some people spotted in the video for their behavior.

And many Ghanaians, have rightfully and angrily called for swift justice to be meted out to the culprits.

READ ALSO: Police release investigative report on Captain Mahama's death

However, research by the YEN team shows that this is not an isolated instance of group violence by the resident of the community.

The late Maxwell Mahama was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi
The late Maxwell Mahama was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi

In 2012, one national security operative out of three who were sent to the area to arrest a criminal was beaten to death by the youth of the area.

This sad event happened on April 12, checks by YEN has shown.

Speaking on NEAT FM, a resident of the Denkyira-Obuasi alleged that residents of the area had connived in the past to murder the queen mother of the area.

He also revealed that, at one time, the Ghana Police Service outpost in the area was torched to the ground as the residents wanted to stop the police from operating.

Denkyira-Obuasi Assemblyman, William Baah is currently in the grip of the police
Denkyira-Obuasi Assemblyman, William Baah is currently in the grip of the police

The lawlessness of the area and quick resort to violence has driven away the chief of the area from the place and the Assemblyman, who has reportedly enjoyed incumbency for a long time, has become the final authority on law and order.

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The resident of the area revealed that anyone who opposed the galamsey activities in the area usually met a violent end at the hand of the residents of the community.

It would seems the Ashanti regional chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party was right when he said the area was a “violent” place and the residents “cursed for eternity”.

Youth of Denkyira rounded up by the police
Youth of Denkyira rounded up by the police

Meanwhile, the Ghana Police have been busily investigating the death of Captain Mahama.

Through their investigations, they have arrested a number of prime suspects and officially charge some with the murder of the military officer.

READ ALSO: Mahama's lynching was planned by illegal miners and the Assemblyman - Witness reports

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