Dusturbing news reaching us from Ghana says, in an instance of instant jungle justice gone wrong, residents of Boase in the Central Region are reported to have stoned, burnt and killed captain Maxwell Mahama of the Ghana Armed Forces in a mob action.
Captain Maxwell Mahama is said to be with the 5th Infantry Battalion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra but was on detachment duties at Denkyira Boase in the Upper Denkyira.
West District of the Central Region when the dastardly act happened.
Residents having been at the receiving end of varied robbery raids had grown weary and so when Captain Mahama had gone for an early morning jogging in civilian clothes accompanied by his gun, curious women who saw the gun raised the alarm he could be an armed robber.
The Assembly Member of the area is said to have then mobilized youth leading the charge to hurl offensive objects at the officer.
Having come to their senses that the man they had just murdered was no robber but indeed a military man, the youth are reported to be fleeing the town in droves to avoid the deadly fate which awaits them when military persons visit the town.
Captain Mahama’s body has since been conveyed to a heath facility. He is survived by a wife and two children.
Since the atrocious act, well-meaning Ghanaians have expressed outrage on social media demanding that the culprits who conspired to expire this fine officer and family man be apprehend and made to face the full wrath of the state. Meanwhile condolences continue to pour in urging the wife to be strong in this difficult time.
RIP Gallant one. This is sad.