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General News of Monday, 5 June 2017


Capt. Mahama’s suspected killers now 42

The Police say some forty-two (42) persons have so far been arrested in connection with the horrendous killing of Captain Maxwell Mahama.

Whereas some of the suspects have already been arraigned and remanded, others are being screened and would be sent to court today [Monday].

Captain Maxwell Mahama was lynched by residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region on Monday May 29, and he will be laid to rest this Friday, June 9, 2017.

The police have pledged to arrest all suspects connected to the killing of the young brilliant solider.

Over the weekend, a number of suspects were nabbed at various hideouts in the Western and Ashanti Regions.

The arrest of a twelve year old at Manaso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region stunned many people. Speaking to Citi News on the development, the Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, DSP Sheila Kesse Abayei Buckman, said: “We have arrested 42 suspects which we believe to be directly connected to the murder of the deceased. Some of them were arrested in the Central Region, Western and others from the Ashanti Region.”

She added that, the investigations are keenly being monitored by the Police headquarters in Accra.

“We will not disclose the location of the suspects for now, but what I can assure you is that, investigations are under the careful control of the headquarters and we are being careful not to put them together so that they don’t end up making up stories. So they are placed in different cells at different places.”

“People who have been arrested over the weekend will have to be presented to court on Monday for the court to decide the next line of action,” she added.