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General News of Thursday, 1 June 2017

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Captain Mahama's lynching: Assemblyman, unit committee man arrested

The wanted assembly member, William Baah said to be involved in Monday's lynching of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama has surrendered, Graphic Online has gathered.

He was said to have handed himself over to the police at Denkyira Obuasi on Wednesday.

Graphic Online's Central Regional correspondent, Timothy Gobah reported that, a member of the unit committee in Denkyira Obuasi said to be also involved in the matter has surrendered.

This brings to seven, the total number of suspects picked up in the matter.

The police are yet to put out their names.

The assembly man and the unit committee member had in their possession, Captain Mahama's pistol. The pistol went missing after the incident on Monday.

The police subsequently arrested the two and retrieved the pistol.

The two suspects are to be transferred to Cape Coast to join four other suspects who are being interrogated in connection with the killing.

A seventh suspect, who was also arrested on Tuesday is on admission at a hospital near Denkyira Obuasi under tight security.

He is the suspect who sustained an injury from a shot said to have been fired by Captain Mahama in an attempt to defend himself.

Read also: Faces of suspected killers of Captain Mahama (Photos)

Assembly man’s role

The police earlier explained that the Assembly Member for Denkyira-Obuasi, William Baah, reported at the police station at about 10 a.m. last Monday that about 9:30 a.m. that day, he (Baah) had received a distress call from one of the foodstuff sellers along the Denkyira-Obuasi highway.

The food seller said she had seen a man with a pistol strapped at his back and suspected him to be an armed robber.

According to the police, two friends of the assembly member accompanied him to the highway where he met Captain Mahama on the outskirts of the town.

According to the complaint lodged by Baah, when he [assembly member] and his friends approached Captain Mahama, he drew a pistol at them, but Baah managed to escape, leaving the two friends behind.

The police said when they proceeded to the scene, they found the ‘suspect’ lynched by an unknown mob, with multiple deep wounds on the head, while parts of the body were partially burnt.