Scores of armed military personnel have been deployed to Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region as they mount a search for residents said to have lynched the Captain in charge of the area.
Capt M.A Mahama of the 5 Battalion of Infantry is said to have been lynched while he went for his early morning jogging on Monday morning.
He was allegedly stoned and burnt by youth of the area who mistook him for an armed robber.
A statement from the Ghana Armed Forces says “a high-powered fact-finding team led by the Chief of Army Staff is proceeding to the scene of the incident to ascertain the facts of the case.”
There were initial reports that the troops deployed to area may brutalise the residents in retaliation for the attack, however, the Spokesperson for the Ghana Armed Forces, Col. Aggrey Quarshie, has told Joy News that will not happen.
“We are not going to expect that they [troops] will go and be attacking the community, no…they are going there to protect the Chief of Army Staff.” he said.
“We will leave the security agencies that are responsible for investigating such things to do that and we hope that all the culprits will be picked up and brought to book. So we expect the community members to help us arrest all the culprits,” he adds.