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General News of Friday, 2 June 2017


Lynching creates unsafe society – Council of State

The Council of State has condemned the killing of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama by some residents of Denkyira-Boase, in the Central region.

In a statement, the Council said “Attacking and killing someone on a mere suspicion makes our society unsafe, and expose each one of us to grave risk.

The House wishes to express its condolences to the family of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, especially his wife, children, and parents”.

The statement, however, expressed concerns over the level of impunity that appears to be growing in the country, adding “the fact that most of the culprits escape punishment seem to portray lawless behaviour as part of our way of life.”

Ghana was thrown into a state of despair on Monday, May 29, 2017, when the news of the lynching of a military officer detailed at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region broke. Captain Maxwell Mahama of the 5th Infantry Battalion was heading a military detachment to the area to fight illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.

So fare, fourteen people are being held over the incident while seven of them have been charged and remanded into Police custody.