- The PNC chairman said the Denkyira-Obusai community should have been besieged by the Military
- According to him, it would have taught the town a lesson and ensure such incidents never happened again
- The town has faced much backlash from the public since the tragic death of Major Mahama
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Bernard Mornah, the chairman of the People’s National Convention(PNC) has said the people of Denkyira-Obuasi should have faced the wrath of the military, following the death of an army officer in the town.
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“The Military did not act the way I wanted…I wanted an action that would have sent a signal to them that you can’t do that…even if the person is suspected to be a thief, you must not do that…,” he said on Adom FM’s morning show on Thursday.
Mr. Mornah’s support for the Military to besiege the town of Denkyira-Obuasi follows the tragic death of Major Maxwell Mahama, who was lynched to death and part of his body burned.
The incident, which occurred on Monday, May 29, sent shockwaves across the country, as Ghanaians expressed varying degrees of sorrow, disgust and anger at the actions of the residents in the Upper Denkyira settlement.
The army officer was mistaken for an armed robber during his morning jog and was murdered by the irate mob who ignored his attempts to prove his identity.
Since the incident occurred, Denkyira-Obuasi has been abandoned by a significant number of its residents.
Due to the ongoing investigations and reports by the media, the town has been painted as a community of violent people, and they have somewhat been ostracized by their neighbors.
Meanwhile, the late Major Maxwell Mahama will be given a stated burial on Friday, June 9.
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