- GAF officers have expressed their displeasure at the investigation into the murder of Cpt Maxwell Adams Mahama
- They suggested that the Military Police takeover the investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators
- CDS Obed Akwa has urged the officers to remain calm and allow investigations to continue
Officers of the Ghana Armed Forces have urged their leadership to allow the Military Police to move in and takeover the investigation and subsequent prosecution of Cpt Maxwell Adams Mahama's killers.
Speaking during a meeting between the leadership of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) andO serving officers, some officers expressed their discontent at the current state of the investigation of their fellow officers killing. The officers also expressed dissatisfaction at the Military High Command's response to the gruesome lynching, demanding that there be a "stronger" response from the Army towards the perpetrators.
One officer urged the leadership to allow Military Police to move in and takeover the investigation, saying that since there was a such a thing as the Military Police they could handle their own affairs.
"It's not everything that you'll allow the civil police to be telling us 'evidence', 'evidence'. You are seeing something clear, and you are telling me 'evidence'... Which evidence do you want from this again? Ghana Armed Forces are the Military Police, we can handle our things."
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Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Major General Obed Akwa, at the meeting urged officers to continue to show restraint and let the investigation take its course.
"Even though this is a cruel act, cool heads must prevail. A statement like this coming from a former member of the Ghana Armed Forces and a former head of state and a former commander in chief needs to be examined and listened to very carefully.”
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Major General Akwa emphasized that although Cpt Mahama's killing was a cruel one, he stressed that "cool heads must prevail". He stated calls for calm coming from a former member of the Ghana Armed Forces, Head of the State, and Commander-in-Chief needed to be heeded.
He appealed to officers gathered saying that the Commander-in-Chief had assured that no one involved in the cruel act would go scott free, and said that steady progress was being made.
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