Police arrest 8 more for Captain Mahama’s murder

Mr David Asante-Apeatu, IGP 2

Mr David Asante-Apeatu, IGP 2

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested eight more suspects, including a 12-year old boy, in connection with the murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama.

The suspects, including two women, were arrested at Manso Nkwanta in the Amansie West District.

This brings the number of suspects arrested to 22 at the time of filing this report, but the police in the region declined to mention names.

The Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Juliana Obeng, said the suspects would be transferred to the Central Region for further investigations.

“The command has arrested eight persons who are suspected to be part of the mob that lynched the late Captain Adam Mahama. All of these suspects are presently in police custody in the Ashanti Region.”

“Meanwhile, there are plans to send them to the Central Region for further investigations. These persons were arrested on Saturday dawn in some parts of the Ashanti Region. We are taking them back to the Central Region because that is where the investigation actually started,” she said.

According to ASP Obeng, two of those arrested were allegedly harbouring some of the suspects who escaped from the town where the incident happened, adding that “the 12-year old suspect was arrested after the seven persons”.

“Just some few hours ago I had confirmation that a 12-year old boy has been arrested at Manso Nkwanta again in connection with the murder of Captain Mahama.

So we are going to add him to the seven that we have and hand them over to the Central Regional Police Command to continue with their interrogation,” she added.

Captain Mahama was beaten and stoned to death, on May 29, 2017, by some residents in Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region after the victim was accused of being an armed robber, in spite of pleas that he was a soldier.

The late captain and his colleagues from the Fifth Infantry Battalion were deployed to fight illegal miners in the area.

He would be buried on June 9, 2017 at Tumu in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

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