Lynching Captain Mahama is Our Culture–We Do It Everyday And Will Do It Again Says Pastor Mensa Otabil

Mensa Otabil

For the first time, I agree with Pastor Mensa Otabil–for saying the ugly truth about Ghanaians.


Following the death of Captain Maxwell Mahama, many have risen to condemn mob justice characterised by some sort of shock as if this is the first time such a thing is happening in Ghana.

Pastor Mensa Otabil has added his voice to the conversation, saying, what happened to Captain Mahama is only cultural–that’s what Ghanaians do.

Speaking at the 4th edition of the Ishmael Yamson and Associates business roundtable on Wednesday morning, Pastor Otabil said: “The big news in Ghana is what happened recently to the dear soldier who was lynched.”

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“But really what happened to him is cultural. It is in our culture; we do it every day and we will continue to do it.”

He added; “the only thing is that it happened to somebody with visibility so we are worried but we will go back to the same culture which is the culture of disrespect for life and to rules procedure.”

Otabil, the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), said the recent lynching of Captain Mahama reflects the lawlessness in the Ghanaian culture.

He wondered why Africans do not challenge aspects of our culture which does not foster development.

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