The Assembly-man of Denkyira-Obuasi who is believed to have incited some residents of the town to lynch Captain Maxwell Mahama has been declared wanted by the Police.
Police say the Assembly-man, William Baah, along with two other women who are suspected to be neck-deep in the gruesome murder, is currently on the run.
The Assembly-man has, since the incident on Monday, May 29, fled the town and is being sought by the Police as the main suspect in the gruesome murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama.
He was declared wanted on Wednesday morning by the Upper Denkyira West District Security Council at a meeting on the security situation in the area following the murder incident, TV3 reports.
Captain Mahama, a member of the 5th Infantry of the Ghana Armed Forces, was jogging at Denkyira-Obuasi at about 8:30am on May 29 when he was lynched and a part of his body set ablaze, the Military High Command confirmed in a statement issued Tuesday.
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Police say the Assembly-man reported to the Police in the area early Monday morning that he received a distress call from food sellers along the along the Denkyira-Obuasi highway that they had seen a man with a pistol hidden at his back who they suspected to be an armed robber.
He told the Police that he and two of his colleagues rushed to the area where Captain Mahama was spotted jogging.
According to the Police, Baah claimed they approached Captain Mahama “who pulled a pistol at him” but he managed to escape leaving his two colleagues behind.
Police rushed to the scene only to find that Captain Mahama had been lynched and a part of his body set on fire.
His body was filled with marks of assault including multiple deep cut wounds on the head and a partially burnt body, the Police have said.
Baah has, since the incident, not been seen in the area.