Crime and Punishment

Police retrieve late Captain Mahama’s pistol

The police have retrieved the pistol of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama. The pistol went missing on Monday after his  gruesome killing.

On Tuesday, the soldiers who were dispatched to the Denkyira Obuasi town for initial investigations and to retrieve the remains of the slain soldier, pledged not to leave until they were able to find the pistol.

On Wednesday however, a member of the unit committee suspected to be involved in the lynching, surrendered himself to the police, and also handed over the pistol to the police, according to Graphic online
The police subsequently arrested him together with the assembly member for the area, William Baah, who is also suspected to be involved in the matter.

Assembly man’s role

The police earlier explained that, the Assembly Member for Denkyira-Obuasi, William Baah, reported at the police station at about 10 a.m. last Monday, that about 9:30 a.m. that day, he (Baah) had received a distress call from one of the foodstuff sellers along the Denkyira-Obuasi highway.

The food seller said she had seen a man with a pistol strapped to his back and suspected him to be an armed robber.

According to the police, two friends of the assembly member accompanied him to the highway, where he met Captain Mahama on the outskirts of the town.

According to the complaint lodged by Baah, when he [assembly member] and his friends approached Captain Mahama, he drew a pistol at them, but Baah managed to escape, leaving the two friends behind.

The police said when they proceeded to the scene, they found the soldier lynched by an unknown mob, with multiple deep wounds on the head, while a part of his body was burnt

Source: Graphic
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