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15% of Ghanaians support mob justice – Afrobarometer survey

Fifteen (15) percent of Ghanaians are in favour of mob justice in certain instances, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey. This number rises to 39 percent for residents in the Upper West and Northern Regions, the report (which can be viewed here) stated. But on the whole, 81 percent of Ghanaians are of the view that citizens must always rely ...

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Amnesty International Ghana decries worsening ‘mob justice’ cases

Amnesty International Ghana has decried the upsurge of mob attacks, otherwise known as instant justice, which is gaining notoriety in most Ghanaian communities. It noted with grave concern that the situation is steadily endangering human security. As a human rights advocacy organization, it implores the nation’s law enforcement agencies to tackle the situation. Amnesty International Ghana’s Board Chairman, George Aggrey, raised ...

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Marian Ansah writes: Major Mahama’s blood shouldn’t be in vain

He was mercilessly attacked for sins he did not commit. He cried, yelled, wailed and even pleaded for mercy in the midst of agony and pain but they all fell on deaf ears. He could have warded off his attackers by firing shots but he chose to remain benevolent until he breathed his last. We have been thrown into shock ...

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Arrangements for Major Mahama’s state funeral announced

The State Protocol Office has outlined details of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama’s funeral service. A statement from the office indicated that, the deceased will be given a state burial with “full military honours at the Osu Military Cemetery, after a burial service at the Forecourt of the State House.” The late soldier is to be buried on Friday, ...

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34 suspects remanded over Capt. Mahama’s death

The Accra Central District court 3, has remanded into police custody 34 suspects for their alleged  roles in the horrendous murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama. The suspects, including 4 women and 2 nursing mothers, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder. State Prosecutor,George Ameke, presented the facts of the case, and prayed the court to remand ...

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Capt. Mahama’s killers could’ve been influenced by alcohol, wee – MP

The Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, Emmanuel Agyarko, is of the view that the persons who lynched the late military officer, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, might have acted under the influence of alcohol or Indian hemp. According to him, he cannot comprehend how a normal person would hit his fellow human being with a cement block with ...

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How I was saved from mob justice at Lapaz [Article]

On one Saturday in the year 2008, I went out to have fun like I always did on Saturdays at the time. Unfortunately, it was one of those days you will feel the vibes outside a club, pay gate fee, enter and find about 15 boys 5 girls in there. It was boring to hell so I left for other ...

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Trust us to bring Capt. Mahama’s murderers to book – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), has given the assurance that his outfit will fully investigate and punish all those found culpable in the murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, who was lynched and partly burnt at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region on Monday. On Thursday, some angry soldiers suggested that, the Military takes over the investigations since according to them, ...

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Ignorance breeds violence [Article]

Violence is a confession of failure; the confession is finally expressed physically. Thought is said to be the mother of deeds and if violence finds physical expression, then the origin of violence can be found in the understanding of society. It is said that, power is like a sweet intoxicating wine, the more you drink, the more you want. An ...

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Soldiers won’t beat up Denkyira-Obuasi residents – Armed Forces

The Ghana Armed Forces has rubbished reports suggesting that soldiers deployed to Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region have manhandled some residents in the area for lynching their colleague, Captain Adam Mahama. The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Upper Denkyira West District, Daniel Apiannin, had given indications that the military officers had invaded the area and taken about 80 men ...

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