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General News of Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Mob justice intolerable - Hanna Tetteh

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna Tetteh, has condemned mob justice, saying it should not be “tolerated”.

Her remarks come on the back of the death of Captain Maxwell A. Mahama who was lynched by some irate youth at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on suspicion that he was an armed robber, after a group of residents from whom he asked for directions during a Monday dawn jogging session spotted a pistol on him.

“It's a shame, but I believe the military will investigate the matter thoroughly & find the culprits. Mob injustice should not be tolerated,” she said in a tweet, adding: “The pain of Captain Maxwell Mahama's family, his father, his wife and his children must be unimaginable. My Deepest Condolences to them.”

At the time of the incident, Capt. Mahama was not in any military attire. He left behind a wife and two children.

Meanwhile, 35 soldiers and two military officers have been deployed to Denkyira Obuasi to conduct a swoop in search of the killers.