Military to investigate circumstances leading to death of Captain Mahama – CDS

The Late Capt. Maxwell Mahama

The Military High Command on Friday said it would investigate the circumstances the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama went for jogging without escorts.

Lieutenant General Obed Boamah Akwa, the Chief of Defence Staff, told journalists at a media briefing that, routinely, the deceased should have been accompanied by his subordinates.

He said the reason why the late captain went for jogging alone was a matter the military would investigate.

He said the deceased was deployed to Diaso Detachment Base in the Upper Denkyira District in the Central Region to relieve an officer who was going to write a promotional examination.

He said the troops at the base duly informed the opinion leaders area at Diaso about the presence, however, Denkyira Obuasi, where the incident happened was about 15 kilometres away from the military camp.

Lieutenant General Akwa expressed confidence in the Police Investigating team to speedily investigate the murder and bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.

He said the military had instituted measures to safeguard the security of the rest of the troops at the camp.

He gave the assurance that the Military High Command would co-operate with the Police in their investigations.

The late Captain Mahama was stationed at a Detachment Base in Diaso in the Upper Denkyira District in the Central Region.

He was gruesomely lynched by mob at Denkyira-Obuasi on Monday, May 29, when a false alarm went round that he was armed robber.

Police had so far arrested 16 suspects in relation to the murder.

Source: GNA

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