The Lynched Military Officer Was Up For Promotion

This is probably one of the worst news stories ever.  A dedicated military officer brutally lynched by residents of a town he was assigned to provide security for. has learnt that Captain Maxwell Mahama, the military officer who was lynched by residents of Diaso in the Upper Denkyira West District in the Central Region on suspicion of being an armed robber was due to be promoted from Captain to Major due to his diligent military work.

He was with the 5th Infantry Battalion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra but he was recently assigned to detachment duties at the Diaso to help the security fight recent rise in crime rate in the area.

Reports indicates that the town’s residents have fled the community. It has become a ghost town.

Captain Maxwell Mahama who is commander of the military detachment in the area was seen jogging along the main road and as he stopped by to ask some women for directions, they saw the pistol on him.

According to them, he was not dressed in military uniform and because of recent spate of armed robbery in the town after residents were attacked a day earlier, the women called the Assembly man who organized the youth of the town to lynch him.

The gang beat him up and threw objects including cement blocks at him until he died, though Mahama had repeatedly told them he was not a criminal.


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