Some Ghanaians, as shallow minded and hypocritical as we are, have been so blinded with rage over what happened with Capt. Mahama that they have expressed support for violent, vigilante justice to be meted out to the killers of the soldier.
Some reports from Denkyira-Obuasi said some soldiers were brutalising some residents and some people were all out for it.That approach equates to proving that mob justice is wrong by carrying out mob justice.
‘Rap doctor’ Okyeame Kwame has spoken out on the Maxwell Mahama lynching and whilst he’s as sad and concerned as everyone else over the incident, he also called for not going overboard in the response.
In a social media post, OK explains eloquently why responding to vigilante violence with vigilante violence is not the way to go.
“Ive been in a state of shock and lost for words. What has happened to this brother here is very barbaric, sad, cruel and very inhuman. It’s my prayer that all the people will be brought to book.” OK wrote on Facebook.
“I’ve also seen pictures of the soldiers allegedly lining up and beating some of the alleged culprits. It still keeps us in the loop of instant Justice. So as much as we mourn, I plead that the soldiers definitely arrest them but give them to the justice system and let the system work so that as a nation we can move forward. Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
He added: “For the wife and children of our deceased brother, may we all pray for strength and comfort for them. I plead with our president Nana Addo to grant the children a national scholarship for the children since he died in line of duty. For the widow, one nice house, two cars for uber will be a great idea to support them financially. Nothing will fill this unexpected void.”