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Denkyira Chiefs set June 4 to mourn Captain Mahama

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The Late Capt. Maxwell Mahama

The Denkyira Traditional Counci has set Sunday, June 4 to mourn the late Army captain, Maxwell Adam Mahama and to perform special pacification and purification rights to ask for spiritual intervention to find the perpetrators. 

The Council made this know at a press conference on Wednesday night to condemn the gruesome murder of the Army Officer at Denkyira-Boase in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region.

The chiefs, who were clad in black, directed that all residents in the community wear black on the day to mourn the departed soul.

It also assured the security agencies of its unflinching support in their quest to apprehend and prosecute all those involved to bring justice to the bereaved family. 

Nana Odiamono Ntire Twum-Barmiah II,Kontehene of Denkyira Traditional Council who addressed the media described the incident as unfortunate because that did not depict the character of the people of Denkyira.

“We are not happy about what happened; we cannot sit down for people to take the law into their own hands” he said and consoled the family, friends and relatives of the late captain”. 

Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama was on Monday lynched and his body burnt by residents of Denkyira-Boase who allegedly mistook him for an armed robber.

Since the report of his death, there has been intense public outcry demanding justice for the late army officer.

A team of security personnel had been dispatched to the area in search of the perpetrators and also to gather information on the horrendous murder.

So far, six persons, including the assembly member for the area who is allegedly said to have led the mob to lynch Captain Mahama and four others have been arrested and detained in Police custody at Cape Coast.

The sixth person who sustained gunshot wounds is receiving treatment under police guard.

Source: GNA

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