- Colleague soldiers had intended to besiege the Denkyira- Obuasi community following the death of Major Mahma
- A spokesperson for the Mahama family disclosed this, and stated the family persuaded them to leave the matter for the justice system
- He stated the family remains 'bitter' at the incident and the culprits, but not the entire town
A spokesperson for the late Captain Maxwell Mahama’s family has disclosed that on the day the army officer was killed, some of colleagues had wanted to exact their revenge on township of Denkyira-Obuasi.
Zakaria Sakara Ahmed noted that the friends of the army officer were furious at the tragic death of the captain, and were determined to march into the town and ‘wipe them all out.’
However, the family managed to persuade the soldiers wait for the justice system to do its work, to avoid the spillage of innocent blood.
“So why should we, in pursuit of justice, go and kill innocent people there as well, the only way we can get that justice is to allow the law to take its course. It is painful but in trying to soothe your pain you don’t inflict pain on others,” he said in an interview on 3FM.
Zakaria Ahmed expressed shock at the actions of the townspeople, stating he could not believe that such heinous acts could emerge from the Central Region.
He said he could not fathom why the irate mob refused to listen to the Captain's pleas when he said he was an army officer and wanted to be sent to the police.
He noted that the Mahama family were bitter at the culprits of the acts but did not hold grudges against all the residents of the Denkyira-Obuasi.
On Monday, May 29, Captain Maxwell Mahama was lynched to death by some residents of the Denkyira-Obuasi community, during his morning jog.
The residents mistook him for an armed robber and ignored his attempts to prove them wrong, and rather meted out instant mob justice which led to his death.
So far, about 42 persons have been arrested in connection to the brutal killing of Captain Mahama, including the Assemblyman of the area who led the attack.
President Akufo-Addo condemned the act, and pledged to bring all the guilty perpetrators of the murder to justice.
He further posthumously promoted the slain army officer to Major and set up a memorial fund for his family.
The funeral for the late Major Maxwell A. Mahama will be held this Friday.
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