Snail seller who raised false alarm on Major Mahama arrested

Snail seller who raised false alarm on Major Mahama arrested

- 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

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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.

Snail seller who raised false alarm on Major Mahama arrested

Akosua Takyiwaa, the snail seller who called an assembly man to report that Major Mahama was an armed robber after she saw his pistol

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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.

Snail seller who raised false alarm on Major Mahama arrested

Akosua Takyiwaa, the snail seller who called an assembly man to report that Major Mahama was an armed robber after she saw his pistol

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.

Snail seller who raised false alarm on Major Mahama arrested

The late Major Maxwell Mahama

The late Major Mahama's killing provoked widespread condemnation and outrage and sparked a campaign against mob justice.

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The army officer left behind a wife and two children.

Snail seller who raised false alarm on Major Mahama arrested

The late Major Mahama with his family

He is also survived by his father, mother and siblings.

Snail seller who raised false alarm on Major Mahama arrested

The mother of the late Major Mahama (left)

Major Mahama was laid to rest at the military section of the Osu Cemetery on Friday.

Snail seller who raised false alarm on Major Mahama arrested

Former president Mahama pays his final respect to the late army major at his funeral service on Friday

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