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General News of Thursday, 8 June 2017


Denkyira-Obuasi residents deserved ‘some military action’ – Bernard Mornah

The entire town of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region deserved to have been invaded by the military and taught a bitter military lesson, Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah has said.

The people of Denkyira in general have courted negative media in recent times after the lynching of an army Captain in Denkyira-Obuasi in the Upper Denkyira West constituency.

Videos and pictures of the gruesome murder of the later Major Maxwell Mahama went viral on social and mainstream media with the country condemning his ‘killers’.

More than forty persons including six females have so far being arrested in connection with the murder and have been remanded into prison custodies in Accra and Cape Coast.

The former Military Captain who was promoted to the rank of Major by President Akufo-Addo during his visit to the widow and the dejected family is set to be buried on Friday, 9th July, 2017.

The murder of Major Maxwell Mahama has made the people of Denkyira court negative media reportage with most Ghanaians making fun of them as persons who kill at the least provocation.

And Bernard Mornah has joined calls by people for the town where the gruesome lynching occurred to have been razed down as punishment for daring to murder an army officer who was on an official duty which aimed at stopping galamsey.

“The Military did not act the way I wanted…I wanted an action that would have sent a signal to them that you can’t do that…even if the person is suspected to be a thief, you must not do that…,” he recommended on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Thursday.

He further said the ‘lack of confidence in the security and the justice system’ is a ‘major cause’ of mob action in the country.