The Ghana Bar Association has described as “shocking” the “tragic” and “horrific” lynching of an army Captain at Diaso in Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on Monday.

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has taken over the entire town following the gruesome murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama by the townsfolk.

Captain Mahama was lynched 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.

The soldiers are combing the town for Captain Mahama’s killers.

In a statement jointly signed by Benson Nutsukpui and Justin Amenuvor, President and Treasurer, respectively, the GBA said mob action of any sort was “unacceptable” and urged the law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to book to serve as a “deterrent to like-minded people.”