- Police have arrested the woman who raised the false alarm that triggered the lynching of Major Maxwell Mahama
- Akosua Takyiwaa was placed before court alongside seven others on Friday
- They were remanded into prison custody to reappear before court at a later date
The snail seller who a raised a false alarm that triggered the lynching of Captain Maxwell Mahama at the Central Regional town of Denkyira-Obuasi two weeks ago has been arrested.
YEN.com.gh reported earlier Akosua Takyiwaa, aka Maame Bono, raised an alarm after spotting a pistol on Major Mahama, who had stopped to buy snails from her while he was on a 20 kilometre walk.
Takyiwaa, according to the police account of events, called William Baah, the assemblyman in the area and reported that the Major Mahama, who was not wearing military uniform at the time, was a robber.
Police say the assembly man swiftly organised the town to lynch the soldier, without even trying to verify if the information was accurate.
Takyiwaa was put before court alongside seven others on Friday and was later remanded into prison custody.
The late Major Mahama's killing provoked widespread condemnation and outrage and sparked a campaign against mob justice.
The army officer left behind a wife and two children.
He is also survived by his father, mother and siblings.
Major Mahama was laid to rest at the military section of the Osu Cemetery on Friday.
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