Development chief lynched by land guards in Accra

Development chief lynched by land guards in Accra

YEN.com.gh can report that a development chief has been lynched by land guards at Addeman in Accra.

Nii Tettey Sarban, 45, was ambushed and killed a few metres from his home on Thursday, according to a report by 3news.com.

Police say he was on his way to join some elders in the GA West Municipal Assembly to pour libation and announce a lifting of the ban on drumming when he was ambushed and lynched by the land guards.

It is not immediately clear what prompted the land guards to take his life, but some residents in the area are said to have fled to avoid getting caught up in any violence that the chief's killing could provoke.

The news came as Ghana, on Friday, buried the late Major Maxwell Mahama who was also lynched at Denkyira Obuasi last week.

Chief lynched by land guards in Accra

The late Major Maxwell Mahama

The major is said to have been mistaken for a thief and lynched while he was out jogging last week.

Police say some women from whom he had bought some food items spotted a pistol on him and reported their finding to the assembly man in the area.

The assembly man then organised a mob to attack and lynch the major, according to the police account of the incident.

Chief lynched by land guards in Accra

A woman weeps at the burial service for the late Major Maxwell Mahama held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra

The killing has sparked a campaign against mob violence, which many people have described as unjust.

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However, at least two other Ghanaians have been lynched since the Major Mahama incident.

One was was lynched at Kumasi after he was accused of stealing a phone whilelynched at Kumasi after he was accused of stealing a phone while another was killed in the Central Region after he was accused of stealing GHc1.50 at a bar.

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