The late Major Mahama was lynched on suspicion that he was an armed robber
The Ghana Police Service has placed 12 principal actors on its wanted list over the heinous murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central region.
Fifty-two persons are currently on remand for their alleged roles in lynching the 32-year-old military commander who was allegedly mistaken as an armed robber in late May 2017.
According to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, the 12 suspects on the run were spotted wielding guns as well as firing at the young military officer while being pursued by the marauding mob.
The Director-General of the CID, DCOP Bright Oduro, said some were also seen in the video evidence rushing to buy petrol and subsequently setting the body of the soldier ablaze.
Their names were given as Yaw Amankwa, alias Bulla; Akwesi Asante; Nana Kwadjo, alias Nana Edjo; John Boakye, Unit Committee Member, and a trader whose name was given only as Sarah, married to Kwaku Brefo, a motorbike rider in the town.
The others, according to the State-owned Daily Graphic, are Kwaku Diesel, Kaya Rasta and the rest whose names were given only as Daddy, Boadu, Ahinkra, Tikwa and Attipar.
DCOP Oduro said apart from the fractures on the head of Major Mahama, there were bullet wounds on his body, giving a clear indication that the suspects fired shots at the deceased before setting his body ablaze.
The police is entreating the suspects at large to turn themselves in at the CID Headquarters or the nearest police station.
Major Mahama was given a state burial on Friday, June 9, 2017.
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