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Friday, 2 June 2017

Mahama Pledges To Take Care Of Murdered Soldier's Family


Former President John Mahama has pledged to take care of the family of the late army officer Captain Maxwell Mahama who was killed by some irate youth of Denkyira-Obuasi on suspicion that he was an armed robber in the Central region.
He has also called on Ghanaians to desist from reading politics into the lynching of the late soldier.
Mahama who is uncle to the deceased, paid a visit to the family house of Captain Maxwell A. Mahama in Accra on Thursday, June 1 as he shared words of condolence with the wife.


"As a family, we will do our bit to console our daughter; his wife, and we’ll also do our bit to look after his children and bring them up," he said.
Mahama described the incident as unacceptable and very sad, and condemned persons involved in the gruesome act.
He said "I believe that government and the security agencies will do everything possible to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to book. If we are able to find out who did it and probably prosecute them and apply the penalty, I believe that it will serve as a deterrent to people who engage in mob justice."
"If this happens, then Maxwell’s death would not be in vain. But if the perpetrators get away with it, then the impunity will continue and the question I ask myself is how many more innocent people have not died through this kind of barbaric justice.? It has never been our culture to kill humans in this wicked way. I believe that everything should be done to stamp it out."

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Meanwhile, seven persons suspected to be involved in the murder of the captain have been remanded in police custody.

The seven were arraigned Thursday morning at a Cape Coast Magistrate Court where police prosecutors, led by ASP Avornyo, prayed the court to remand the accused persons to reappear on Monday June 19 as thorough investigations into the gruesome murder continue.

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