A former National Security Advisor in the Atta-Mills Administration has expressed disgust at the lynching of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama.
According to Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, this act smacks of indiscipline that has permeated the social fabric of Ghana.
“I am ashamed and if we don’t take care, everything will fall apart. You see all sorts of acts of lawlessness all over the country and no one is putting them to check. I still can’t come to terms with the fact that Ghanaians can do this to their fellow human being. It’s very sad and shameful,” he said on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’.
His remarks comes on the heels of public outrage following reports of the senseless killing of Captain Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.
Even though investigations are still ongoing, the former National Security Advisor was repulsed by the conduct of the townsfolk and expressed the conviction that only discipline and adherence to the rule of law can save this nation.
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that justice will be appropriately served and the murderers of the late Capt. Maxwell Mahama brought to book.
According to the President, he’s asked the law enforcement agencies to ensure the rule of law works, hence not to spare any person complicit in the murder of the deceased.
“We have to have a country where the rule of law works. I’ve been fighting for that all of my life and now that I’m in the chair, I’ve to make sure that there’s meaning to it,” he said.
On Thursday, President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo suspended the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Upper Denkyira West in the Central Region, Daniel Appianing from office.
The suspension of the DCE comes on the heels of some disparaging remarks he made regarding the murder of the late Military Captain Maxwell Mahama.
He has been directed to hand over to the Deputy Central Regional Minister, Thomas Adjei Baffoe.
The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development upon the instructions of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo issued a letter to that effect.
So far , 13 people have been arrested in connection with the murder, with seven arraigned before court yesterday.
The persons arrested in connection with the murder so far are; William Baah, Assemblyman and teacher, 36, farmer; Yaw Antwi, 32, farmer; Bismarck Donkor, 36, farmer; Kofi Badu, 29, farmer; Kofi Nyame, 29, farmer; Anthony Amoah, 23, Okada operator and Philip Badu, 30, a prison assistant.
Source: Prince Obimpeh / Peacefmonline.com / Email: Princeobimpeh1@gmail.com