The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has assured the family of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama that he will personally ensure that the perpetrators of the soldier’s murder are brought to book.
The army commander was lynched by some youth of the Boase township on Monday morning after he was mistaken for an armed robber. The victim was beaten mercilessly by the irate youth with sticks and blocks of cement before he was burnt to death.
In the first of a series of three tweets posted by his official Twitter handle, the President expressed his sincerest condolences the family of the deceased, describing their loss as “tragic”.
“My condolences to the family of Captain Maxwell Mahama on their tragic loss,” the tweet said.
The President then assured the grieving family and all Ghanaians that he would personally supervise the delivery of justice. He further emphasised that not a single contributor to the brutish crime would go scot-free.
The second and third tweets read, “I assure them [the family] that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be arrested and dealt with in accordance with the laws of our country. No one involved in this murder will go free.”
Captain Mahama’s murder has sparked a great outpour of grief and anger across the country. An autopsy will be conducted soon at the Dunkwa Government Hospital, where his body was deposited.