The Ghana Armed forces Captain in charge of the detach at Diaso in the western region has been lynched by the youth of the town.
According to reports, he was on his routine jogging on Monday along the main road and as he stopped by to ask some women for directions they saw the pistol on him which raised alarm.
Information gathered indicate that the armed robbers had attacked some residents the day before and the angry youth were on the look out for the criminals hence mistook Captain Maxwell Mahama, who was dressed in civilian clothes as one of the perpetrators, having spotted a gun on him.
There is heightened anxiety in the area after the residents learnt that the deceased was a military personnel on duty in the community and not a robber. Many of the youth in the area as a result of their action over the fear of retaliatory military attack, have fled the town.
Captain Maxwell Mahama is a member of the 5th Infantry Battalion Meanwhile, the Ghana Armed Force has confirmed the death of the officer and says it is investigating the matter to get the full facts. It has urged its personnel to remain calm as the due procedure is taken to bring the perpetrators to book.