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General News of Saturday, 3 June 2017


12-year-old boy arrested over Mahama’s murder

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region Saturday over the lynching of a military commander Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama.

Another woman has also been arrested, bringing the number of nabbed persons to nine in the Ashanti Region.

Confirming the arrests to Starr News’ Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson, the Ashanti Region spokesperson of the Ghana Police Juliana Obeng said the suspects will be transported to the CID national headquarters of the Ghana Police in Accra to assist in investigations.

ASP Obeng gave a breakdown of the arrested persons as three women and six men including a little boy “who we have in connection with the arrest of Captain Mahama.”

“We know that they have something one way or the other with the murder of Captain Mahama,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, the woman who allegedly torched Captain Maxwell Mahama’s body after he was lynched at Denkyira-boase has been arrested.

She was arrested Friday night, the Central regional Police commander DCOP David Ampabeni told Starr News’ Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour. The suspect was seen in the murder footage lighting the remains of the soldier with a match.

The arrest brings the total number of Denkyira-boase residents arrested in connection with the murder to 18.

Already, seven out of the 18 have been remanded into Police custody after they were charged with murder.


The late Captain Mahama was a military officer with the 5th Infantry Batallion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra but on detachment duties at the Denkyira Obuasi of the Central region.

Captain Mahama, according to his subordinates, was seen jogging along the main road and as he stopped by to ask some women for directions, the women saw a pistol on him. The women who were alarmed by the discovery of the pistol on Captain Mahama mistook him for an armed robber thereby alerting their assembly member who allegedly organised some men to lynch him and even burnt him in the process.