Minority in Parliament has called on government to use the opportunity presented by the lynching of Captain Maxwell Mahama to urgently “put an end to the culture of impunity and lawlessness which is pervasive across the country”.
According to the Minority, “Ghana has been universally acclaimed as an oasis of peace, order and stability, and everything must be done to ensure that this enviable record bequeathed to the New Patriotic Party government is sustained.”
The deceased officer, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama of the 5th Infantry Batallion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra who was the commanding officer of troops on detachment duties in the area, was attacked and killed by a mob that mistook him for an armed robber.
In a statement signed by Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, described the incident as “gruesome, shocking and “dismaying”.
“We condemn this act of barbarism in no uncertain terms, and, therefore, implore government as a matter of urgency to explore all legal and legitimate means to bring the perpetuators to book as soon as possible,” the Minority said.
The Minority in Parliament, however, urged restraint on the part of the Ghana Armed Forces as they probe the matter.
“While commiserating with the military high command and officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces on this sad loss, we urge them to continue to exercise restraint as the matter is being dealt with”.
“We also wish to express our sincere and heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, especially the wife and children.”