- Majority Members of Parliament have warned they will not tolerate any ‘lack of evidence’ excuses from state institutions in late Major Mahama’s murder case
- They say they want to see the suspects punished to serve as deterrent to others
The Minority Members of Parliament have warned that, under no circumstances should the police let killers of the late Major Mahama off the hook under the excuses of 'lack of evidence'.
According to them, they will not accept from the Police Service, the Army or the Attorney Generals’ office that, they are struggling in getting evidence to prosecute the suspects.
Speaking on the matter, the leader of the Minority in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu who help a strong view stated that “it must be seen that justice is done. The reason for punishment is to serve as deterrent to others who would want to pick up the laws into their own hands with impunity”.
In his views, the late army officer demonstrated high sense of professionalism as he could have easily taken other lives as his life was being taken since he wielded a pistol, yet restrained himself.
“The best we can do in his memory, in living and sacrificing for the state, is to punish the perpetrators of the act and to unravel the mystery and the various stories behind his murder. The truth must be established and those culpable punished accordingly,” the Minority Leader said.
He also indicated both the minority and majority side of parliament support the establishment of a monument for his memory situated anywhere in the country to serve to demand an end to mob justices in Ghana.
The young army officer was lynched whiles on official assignment by some irate youth of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region after accusing him of being an armed robber.
The late Major Mahama was today laid to rest in a state burial at the Osu Military cemetery in Ghana’s capital.
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