Before launching my drones, targeting the heads of Ghanaians, let me send my condolence to the family of Captain Maxwell Mahama, the military man who was beaten and killed when he was mistaken for an armed robber.
But why is anyone shocked? Because he wears a military uniform, he’s more of a human being than the many that we’ve seen their cases without social media blinking?
Let me repeat my slogan; the Ghanaian society is deeply sick—and it’s a contemporary representation of Thomas Hobbes’ state of nature.
For many years, some of us have been fighting and writing against this notion of mob justice on the back of the logic that even if someone has committed a crime, it’s not in the place of a mob or any person to serve him or her with any punishment but the court.
I for one know the dangers of this cruel and unrestrained justice system—one day, someone deemed completely innocent, much loved or respected would be caught in the fire.
Over the years, I’ve read several arguments, albeit fundamentally absurd from “intelligent” Ghanaians, claiming that the mob should continue to deal with armed robbers, thieves and those who are caught committing crimes in a whatever manner.
And now that Maxwell Mahama has been killed under this same justice system, people shockingly seem surprised.
How many times have we not seen videos of car tyres wrapped around supposed armed robbers by Ghanaian mob and setting fire into them? How many times have we not seen women stripped naked and beaten to near death in Ghana for allegedly stealing something?
How many demonstrations has the nation gone against this? What was the social media outrage like—none!
We live like savages and then suddenly get shocked by the outcome of a savage system we support, build or turn a blind eye to?
Did a group of men not storm a court room recently to threaten a judge and free arrested alleged criminals? Did you not see a lot of Ghanaians, including political leaders supporting this assault on the judicial by vigilantes, a mob?
When gays and lesbians who are caught and beaten on camera, like the sad story of Kinto, how many Ghanaians condemn the vicious actions of the mob? How many people are ever arrested for participating in mob justice in Ghana?
Recently, a military man caught a driver in a broad daylight in Accra and whipped him for picking at passenger at the road side of the road. The driver may have committed an offence, but where is the justice? Who mandated a military to beat people per his discretion and yet a lot of Ghanaians were in full support.
A similar incident was reported to have happened in the north of Ghana a few years ago and everyone found it right and funny that military men, without any legal mandate, caught some people and instantly punished them.
Rest in Peace Maxwell but remember your own people killed—the Ghanaian society.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” –Edmund Burke.
The so-called good Ghanaians, those crying and shocked today did nothing—we’ve done nothing to end mob justice and curtail lawlessness in Ghana.
Captain, if reincarnation is real and you are to return to this world, don’t make that mistake to appear in Ghana, an inherent sick society.