Police hunt for man who shot Major Mahama

Police hunt for man who shot Major Mahama

- The Ghana Police Service has launched a search for a man who they say shot Major Mahama several times before he was killed

- The man, Yaw Amankwa, is said to have carried out the shooting with a locally manufactured gun

- He was assisted by 11 other people, who, police say, have all fled.

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Police are looking for a man who they say shot Major Maxwell Mahama several times before he was lynched and set on fire at Denkyira-Obuasi two weeks ago.

Police hunt for man who shot Major Mahama

Police say Yaw Amankwa shot Major Mahama several times

READ ALSO: Major Mahama was shot several times before dying - Postmortem reveals

The man, Yaw Amankwa, aka, Bulla, is said to have used a locally manufactured double-barrelled gun to shoot the soldier several times.

Police say Amankwa and eleven other people involved in the crime have fled and are being sought by law enforcement agencies.

The suspects are: Akwesi Asante; Nana Kwadjo, alias Nana Edjo; John Boakye, Sarah; Kwaku Diesel; Kaya Rasta; Daddy; Boadu; Ahinkra; Tikwa and Attipa.

According to a report by the Daily Graphic, a man was heard in one of the Major Mahama lynching videos saying that the army officer had fortified himself with some charms because although they had shot him several times, he was still running.

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Police hunt for man who shot Major Mahama

The late Major Maxwell Mahama

YEN.com.gh reported earlier that a postmortem on the late soldier's body confirmed that he was shot several times.

Bullet wounds were found all over his body, according to the doctors who conducted the postmortem.

Major Mahama, was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi two weeks ago after the residents reportedly mistook him for an armed robber.

His death provoked widespread outrage and sparked a campaign against mob violence.

Police hunt for man who shot Major Mahama

He was buried at military section of the Osu cemetery on Friday.

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