A 12-year old boy has been arrested at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region in connection with the killing of Captain Maxwell Mahama. He was arrested earlier on Saturday.
The latest arrest brings the total number of taken into police custody today in the Ashanti Region to eight.
The police have so far arrested about 17 suspects and have vowed to arrest all perpetrators involved in the incident.
Confirming the arrest to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command ASP Juliana Obeng said the suspect will soon be transferred to the Central Region.
“Just some few hours ago I had confirmation that a twelve year old boy has been arrested at Manso Nkwanta again in connection with the murder of Captain Mahama. So we are going to add him to the seven that we have and hand them over to the Central Regional Police Command to continue with the interrogation,” she added.
Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama was lynched by some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region after being mistaken for an armed robber.
The late Captain and his colleagues from the 5th Infantry Battalion were deployed to fight illegal miners in the area.
Capt. Mahama to be buried on June 9
The family of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama has announced Friday, June 9, 2017, as the burial date of their fallen son.
The family said he will be buried in the Military Cemetery in Accra.
The head of the family, Zakaria Sakara, made the announcement at the family’s press conference on Saturday.
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(Via: CitiFM Online Ghana)