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General News of Saturday, 10 June 2017

Source: classfmonline.com

Draw lessons from Mahama murder – Lecturer

Although it is very unfortunate the way Major Maxwell Mahama was lynched, Ghanaians must draw some positives from this incident and move away from mob action, Professor Clement Dzidonu, President of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), has said.

Speaking on the matter on TV3’s New Day on Saturday, June 10, he said: “Sometimes you can understand that people don’t really care much. When they arrest somebody they think is a criminal they think they must finish the person.

“Major Mahama’s case actually show that yes, there could be errors of judgment and this can be very serious sometimes. Let us give the police a chance to deal with these matters.

“Some of the commentaries we are hearing from Major Mahama’s case [show] that there is more to it than we know, but I am sure as the days go by more issues will come up and we will look at it as a nation. We must draw some positive lessons from this bad experience.”

Major Mahama was lynched by some irate youth of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region after they suspected him of being an armed robber.

He was buried on Friday June 9 at the Osu military cemetery.