Woman who allegedly set fire to Captain Mahama’s body arrested


    The woman who allegedly torched Captain Maxwell Mahama’s body after he was lynched at Denkyira-boase has been arrested.

    She was arrested Friday night, the Central regional Police commander DCOP David Ampabeni said.

    The suspect was seen in the murder footage lighting the remains of the soldier with a match.

    The arrest brings the total number of individuals arrested in connection with the murder to 18.

    Already, four out of the 17 have been remanded into Police custody after they were charged with murder.


    The late Captain Mahama was a military officer with the 5th Infantry Batallion (5BN) at Burma Camp in Accra but on detachment duties at the Denkyira Obuasi of the Central region.

    Captain Mahama, according to his subordinates, was seen jogging along the main road and as he stopped by to ask some women for directions, the women saw a pistol on him. The women who were alarmed by the discovery of the pistol on Captain Mahama mistook him for an armed robber thereby alerting their assembly member who allegedly organised some men to lynch him and even burnt him in the process.