There is a new twist to the circumstances that led to the brutal murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira Boase inthe Central region.

Information available to Ekosii Sen host, Kojo Asare Baffuor Acheampong (KABA) indicates that, the late army officer was going to meet some people engaging in illegal mining in the area popularly known as galamsey when he was ambushed by the town folks.

KABA revealed that prior to his death, some soldiers attempted to meet with these illegal miners and were nearly killed.

“When the Military High Command heard about the incident, the soldiers were detained into guardroom and were released after the sudden demise of Captain Mahama” KABA revealed.

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Background

Some residents of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region marshaled every lethal weapon available to them, including blocks, stones, guns and mortals among others as they clubbed the army officer to death on May 29.

Captain Mahama, having jogged covering a distance of about 10 kilometers, stopped in the town to buy snails from a woman.

Police say while removing his money the woman saw his pistol and raised an alarm that he was an armed robber leading to his lynching.

Many who have watched the ignoble act recorded by some residents are appalled by the way Captain Mahama was murdered when he had clearly shown to the people that he posed no danger and was ready to negotiate with them, but people who appeared bloodthirsty decided to rather kill him.

 

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