Major Mahama lynching: 22nd suspect grabbed

Major Mahama lynching: 22nd suspect grabbed

-Major Mahama, an commander was gruesomely murdered in a mob action at Denyira Obuasi in May

-22nd suspect in the murder grabbed after months of hiding

Major Mahama lynching: 22nd suspect grabbed

Some youth of Denkyira Obuasi who were arrested initially

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A young man suspected to have taken part in the lynching of Major Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi has been apprehended.

According to reports, Bismarck Abanga went into hiding after the unfortunate murder of Major Mahama was arrested after he returned to the town last week.

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Major Mahama, the commander of army troops fighting illegal mining and lumbering in the Upper Denkyira West are of the Central Region was on May 29, this year murdered by some residents of Denkyira Obuasi.

The residents were initially thought to have mistaken him for an armed robber but later reports suggested the mob action was planned to get rid of Major Mahama who was not yielding to demands of illegal miners.

After news of the incident broke, security officers swiftly moved to arrest over 50 persons including the assembly member for the area, William Baah, believed to the chief architect of the plot.

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Later the number of suspects was whittled to 21 who were charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder and put before court.

Abanga thus the 22nd person to be arrested in connection with the lynching whilst 11 others are said to be still at large.

When he was arraigned before the Accra Central District Court, on Wednesday, the court, presided over by Mr Joshua Caleb Abaidoo, remanded Abanga to reappear with the other 21 accused persons on September 25, 2017.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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