President suspends Upper West Denkyira DCE

Daniel Appiannin, Upper Denkyira District Chief Executive

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo- Addo has also asked the Minister of Local Government to suspend Mr Daniel Appiannin, the Upper Denkyira District Chief Executive for the provocative and inappropriate comments that he made in the aftermath of the murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama.

Mr Appiannin in trying to justify the actions of those who killed the military officer, he alleged that Captain Mahama was leading a detachment protecting Chinese illegal miners in the district.

He would remain suspended pending inquiry into the circumstance of the matter and the comments he made.

Captain Mahama who commanded a detachment of army troops were assigned to the District as part of a wider operations to clamp down on illegal mining.

The officer had gone or his early morning physical training in civilian clothing, jogging through Diaso Township, when he was lynched by a mob, who suspected him of being an armed robber because of a side arm that he carried for his protection.

His corpse was also set ablaze.

The incident has infuriated the military and civilians alike, drawing wide condemnation of the emerging culture of citizens flouting the law with impunity.

The Military High Command had asked personnel of the service to exercise professionalism during the trying period.

Source: GNA

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