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, they will do a better job.
[contextly_sidebar id=”KFhPvYKb4vQrrWqRspkaecO6jElXHXs5″]But speaking at a press conference on Friday, the IGP David Asante Apeatu, called for calm, promising that the Police Service will get to the bottom of the matter.
“Persons who violate the laws of the land in the manner akin to what has happened in the late Captain’s case, will be dealt with accordingly. The Police is prepared to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure this canker of instant justice is permanently stamped out of our society.”
“We shall therefore stop at nothing to deal with perpetrators of this phenomenon. The Police administration wishes to pledge our full support to him to achieve this goal. For the purpose of protecting sanctity of evidence, we have decided not to parade the 16 suspects currently in our custody. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a war, not only for the security agencies but for all of us including members of the public.”
Meanwhile the Ghana Armed Forces, has also expressed satisfaction with the investigation carried out and the arrests made so far.
Speaking at the programme, the Chief of Defence, Major General Obed Akwa, commended the IGP and Police Service for their efforts at ensuring that justice is served.
“Yesterday [Thursday], I held a durbar and the issues raised had to do with the speedy investigation and prosecution of those who carried out this dastardly act, and I gave assurance that a high powered team had been sent to the incident area, and I am happy to hear from the Director General and the CID and also from the IGP that indeed they are making progress. We look forward to a speedy investigation so that those who are found culpable face the full rigors of the law because justice delayed is justice denied.”
Capt. Mahama was lynched after he was mistaken for a thief.
By: Zoe Abu Baidoo/citifmonline.com/Ghana