Security analyst, Dr. Kwesi Anning, has stated that the best legacy the state could bestow the late Army captain who was lynched in the Central Region, is to arrest and prosecute persons who killed him immediately.
Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama of the 5th Infantry Battalion was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi after the residents claim they mistook him for an armed robber.
The late military officer was among others deployed to combat illegal mining activities in the Denkyira-Obuasi forest reserve.
“The best legacy we can leave this man, his wife, children, his old mother is to ask the tough questions…and to arrest those who matter,” Dr. Anning said on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday.
Dr. Anning, who is also the Head of Research at the Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Training Centre, further lambasted the District Security Council (DISEC), in the Upper Denkyira West District for not providing advanced intelligence to security operatives during their operations in the area.
“How do our security councils use the information that they have in a manner that can serve as a preventive tool because Act 526 that establishes this council said the council should provide early warning. Listening to the former DCE, he said these people were violent. But is there any report about the behavior and the way the people in the area respond or react to issues,” he questioned.
50 suspects rounded up over Capt. Mahama’s murder
Meanwhile, about 50 persons suspected to have been part of those who lynched Capt. Mahama have been rounded up.
The Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Aggrey-Quarshie, told Citi News that all the 50 suspects have been handed over to the Police for screening and further investigation.
But so far, the number has been screened to five persons, believed to have directly killed the officer.