The Minority in Parliament has urged the Akufo-Addo government to use the opportunity presented by the lynching of Captain Maxwell Mahama to urgently “put an end to the culture of impunity and lawlessness which is pervasive across the country.”
According to the Minority, “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.”
Captain Mahama was killed on Monday, 29 May while jogging in Diaso in Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region. He was mistaken for an armed robber.
In a statement signed by Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, the group said the “gruesome” incident was “shocking” and “dismaying.”
“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,” the Minority said.
The Minority MPs, however, urged restraint on the part of the Ghana Armed Forces as they investigate the matter.
“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,” the group said.
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