You are here: HomeWallOpinionsArticles2017 06 03Article 544064

General News of Saturday, 3 June 2017


Have faith in legal system – Amaliba to Mahama’s family

Abraham Amaliba, a private legal practitioner and Member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has appealed to the family of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama to have confidence in Ghana’s legal system and trust their deceased son will get justice.

According to him, the laws of Ghana are working, hence justice will be served the family.

Captain Mahama was lynched by an angry mob at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on suspicion that he was an armed robber on Monday 29 May when a group of people he asked directions from while jogging spotted a pistol on him.

Following that, the family indicated it would seek justice at the International Criminal Court for the murder of their relative if justice was not served in Ghana.

“If justice is not delivered for our late relative, we may be compelled to seek justice at the International Criminal Court,” family spokesman Douri Bennin Haji has hinted.

Commenting on this matter on TV3’s New Day on Saturday June 3, Mr Amaliba said: “The time has come for the state to use its might to enforce our laws, but I want to commend the army for showing extreme patience. I am told the town is a ghost town because people have run away, but the military I knew when growing up, that town would have been a ghost town not because people have run away but people would have been killed.

“There would have been reprisal attacks in that community. Those who did that dastardly act must bow their heads in shame, they are not fit to be called human beings.

“It is not everybody in the community who did that act: some said they were in their farms and when they returned they saw it, but those who engaged in this act are not fit to be called human beings, they cannot live with us.

“I am gratified that the military has zoomed in, some arrests have been done. I heard a member of the family indicating that they are watching how the prosecutions and all these matters will go. If they are dissatisfied they will head towards the ICC, I think that they should be a bit patient now. The laws of this country are working, they can work.”