Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed condolences to the family of the late Captain Maxwell A. Mahama and vowed that his murderers will be brought to book.
The Vice President made the pledge when he called on the family at Burma Camp in Accra on Wednesday May 31, 2017.
He also pledged the state’s support for the funeral and the welfare of the late Captain’s family. The late Captain was murdered in cold blood at Denkyira Obuasi on Monday May 29, 2017. He was with the 5 Infantry Battalion (5BN) at Burma Camp, Accra but on detachment duties at Denkyira Obuasi where he was lynched and burnt to death in an alleged case of mistaken identity.
According to his subordinates, he was seen jogging along the main road and as he stopped by to ask some women for directions, the women saw a pistol on him.
The women who were alarmed by the discovery of the pistol on Captain Mahama mistook him for an armed robber thereby alerting their assembly member who allegedly organised some men to lynch him and even burnt him in the process.
On his part, the Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Obed Akwa, dismissed claims that the late Captain Mahama and his men were on an illegal mission, maintaining that the Military High Command had deployed them on an officially-sanctioned mission.
He also thanked the officers and men of the armed forces for restraining themselves in these “trying times.”
Meanwhile, the Assemblyman in the Centre of the ghastly lynching and burning of Captain Mahama William Baa has reported himself to the police at Diaso, StarrFMonline.com has gathered.
Sources close to the matter on the ground stated that, he is being moved to the Central regional Police Headquarters in Cape Coast to assist in further investigations.
Five persons had been arrested in connection with the dastardly act and are being processed for court.