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General News Wed, 31 May 2017

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Lynched Mahama will get justice - Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that the individuals who will be found guilty in the mob attack that resulted in the death of Captain Maxwell A. Mahama will not be spared.

According to him, the attack “is a criminal act and the state will use all of its might to bring the perpetrators to book”.

He made these remarks when he visited the family of the deceased in Accra on Wednesday, May 31.

Dr Bawumia was accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, and other members of the military high command.

Captain Mahama was lynched on suspicion that he was an armed robber, after a group of residents from whom he asked for directions during a Monday dawn jogging session spotted a pistol on him.

The death of the soldier has been widely criticised, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, former Presidents John Mahama and J.J Rawlings leading the condemnations.

Dr Bawumia added that President Nana Akufo-Addo and the entire government machinery feel the pain of the bereaved family.

He said government will see to it that Captain Mahama gets a befitting burial and “will do what we have to do for the wife and the children”.

Source: Class FM

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