This is Ghana in action–a soldier has been unlawfully and in a vicious manner been killed and that means, his colleagues in uniform should also take the law into their hands to subject the residents of the town in which he was killed to their own version of justice.
Is this not the hallmark of disorder–and a sick country?
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Upper Denkyira West District, Daniel Appianin has said military men have invaded Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region beating up residents in the area following the lynching of Maxwell Mahama.
According to the DCE, the military men had taken about 80 men hostage, while women and children have been camped in a church in the town.
“I was at the scene, they’ve arrested a lot of men, they’ve beaten a number of them, they’ve camped women and children in a church. What happened when the robbery happened? Didn’t we realise that we need to bring security to come and protect the people? One person is dead and it is bringing the entire military to the place. This is the country we are living in.”
He added that “I’ve seen it myself, at least I saw about 80 men lined up on the floor. The women and children have been camped in a church. The military people were saying that unless they get their gun, they are not leaving them. I spoke to their commander; I went there with my district police commander, BNI and other security operatives in the district. The security men are saying they will only leave when they retrieve their gun.”
He said the issue is causing heightened tension, fear and panic in the town–“the area is almost empty.”