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General News of Monday, 5 June 2017

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Captain Mahama’s murder: Suspect narrates how he participated in mob action

A suspect who has been arrested in connection with the lynching of a military officer, Captain Maxwell Adams Mahama has confessed to participating in the mob action.

According to the suspect, he only hit Captain Mahama with a piece of block after he had been killed by the angry crowd that had gathered.

Narrating what happened in a video gone viral on social media, the suspect said he was in the middle of some work activity when he heard chants from an angry crowd on the 'arrest of a thief'.

“I was carrying wood when I heard a thief has been caught. But when I got to the scene, he was already dead and I hit his shoulder with a block,” he narrated.

Despite admitting to participating in the mob action , the suspect, one of forty two(42) currently in the grip of the police says he only hit the shoulder of Captain Mahama with a piece of cement block after he had been killed.

Captain Maxwell Mahama was lynched by residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region on May 29 2017 by an angry mob who mistook him for a thief.

Forty two(42) persons including a 12-year-old have so far been arrested in connection with the atrocious murder of the military officer who is said to have been deployed to the area for an anti-galamsey operation.

The suspects who went into hiding were apprehended in places such as Awutu Dominase, Diaso, Dunkwa and Cape Coast, all in the Central Region as well as Tarkwa and Sefwi-Wiaso in the Western Region and Manso Nkwanta, Manso Nkran, Manso Konenyase, Manso-Fahiakobo, Manso-Abuoso Jacobu in the Ashanti Region.