The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged to ensure that the perpetrators of the grisly murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama are brought to light and made to face the rigors of the law.
Commenting on the tragic incident, President Akufo Addo expressed his condolence to the family of Captain Mahama, and assured that none of his murderers would go free.
“My condolences to the family of Captain Maxwell Mahama on their tragic loss. I assure them that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be arrested and dealt with in accordance with the laws of our country. No one involved in his murder will go free,” the President declared in a series of tweets.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress, Minority Caucus in Parliament has condemned the murder of Captain Mahama and implored government to as a matter of urgency explore all legal and legitimate means to bring the perpetuators to book as soon as possible.
Read full statement below:
National Democratic Congress Minority Caucus Statement on the Murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama.
The National Democratic Congress Minority caucus in Parliament has learnt with shock and dismay, the gruesome murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama, which occurred on the 29th of May, 2017 at Denkyira-Obuasi, in the Central region.
The said officer who was the head of the military detachment fighting illegal mining (Galamsey), was without any provocation attacked and killed whiles undertaking his morning physical exercise.
We condemn this act of barbarism in no uncertain terms, and therefore implore government as a matter of urgency to explore all legal and legitimate means to bring the perpetuators to book as soon as possible.
While commiserating with the military high command and Officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces on this sad loss, we urge them to continue to exercise restraint as the matter is being dealt with.
We also wish to express our sincere and heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, especially the wife and children.
We wish to take this opportunity to call on government to put an end to the culture of impunity and lawlessness which is pervasive across the country.
Ghana has been universally acclaimed as an oasis of peace, order and stability, and everything must be done to ensure that this enviable record bequeathed to the New Patriotic Party government is sustained.
Hon. Haruna Iddrissu