Denkyira-Obuasi now a Ghost town as 300 soldiers comb house to house searching for Capt Mahama’s murderers


A strong force of about 300 soldiers have been dispatched to Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region tonight following the lynching of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Commander in charge of Detachment in the area Captain Maxwell Mahama.

The military officer who is said to have been killed by the youth was jogging along the main road from Diaso to Denkyira- obuasis when he was apprehended by the youth who spotted a pistol on him.
The deceased who was in a civilian attire was mistaken by the irate youth for an armed robber when he had requested for direction from some women.



He was accused of being behind robbery activity that had taken place the previous day as the area is known for robbery activities.

The women alerted the Assemblyman for the area who quickly mobilised the youth in the town to lynch him.
They pelted stones at him and later burnt him to death.


Captain Maxwell Mahama was the commander of the battalion stationed at Diaso 

One of the military men who talked to on anonymity bemoaned that his Commander’s plea was ignored.

‘How can they kill our Commander for no offence, we will storm the town, and nobody will be spared,’ he warned.
Denkyiraboase is located at the Upper Denkyira district. Diaso is the capital of the district.

The body is currently deposited at the Dunkwa Government Hospital.