An officer with the 5th Infantry Battallion of the Ghana Army, Maxwell Adam Mahama was on May 29, 2017 lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.

What happened?

At dawn on Monday, Capt. Mahama went on his usual jogging.

On the way, it is claimed, he came across two women, who assumed he was an armed robber because he had a gun tucked at the back of his trousers.

According to some accounts, the women called the Assemblyman and informed him that they had seen a man with a gun and were convinced that he was one of the many armed robbers who have been terrorizing residents.

The Assemblyman, whose name has not been given, then called two associates and headed to the area where the Captain was seen jogging.

The Assemblyman said upon reaching the venue, the soldier opened fire on them.

He ran away leaving the two.

He proceeded to the police station to report the incident, but by the time the police arrived at the scene, the Captain had been lynched.

An uncle of Captain Maxwell Mahama told a news station, the family wants justice to bring  closure to his gruesome killing.

Prof. Fred Mark Bagonluri an Uncle of the deceased says it is unfortunate a man who has sworn to defend his country had to die in such a manner.

“A man who decides to save his nation has to die in war, and not murdered by the very citizens that he swore an oath to protect and defend against both internal and external aggression.

“For him to die in this manner challenges my citizenship,” he said.

Capt. Mahama with his wife, Barbara Mahama and their two sons

Police’s account

Public relations officer of the Central Regional Police, Irene Oppong said the deceased had multiple deep cut wounds on his head.

She also said he was partly burnt.

What was the response from the security?

The next day, military men were dispatched to the town.

About 120 residents were picked up for their involvement in the incident.

The troops, according to sources were going from door to door seeking information that will help identify the perpetrators.

Police accused the military of hampering investigations into the incident and demanding their withdrawal from the town.

District Police Commander, ASP Osei-Adu Agyemang told a news station that the presence of the military has forced the residents to flee their home, which is thwarting police efforts at getting witnesses to give them credible information to what led to the death of the officer.

“Our fears now is the soldiers storming Denkyira Obuasi and most of the people leaving town. It will take time for police to take the possible witnesses to help us speed up investigations,” he said.

Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul promised government will investigate thoroughly the killing, which he described as weird.

“The circumstances under which this officer was murdered callously has not yet been established so I will urge that we don’t draw conclusions until a thorough investigation has taken place”.

He said the circumstance surrounding the killing is weird because the deceased was armed.

“If it was the normal Ghanaian way of shouting ‘jolour’ [thief] then straight away the officer would have wasted some people if he knew they would kill him.

“It is clear the way he was murdered, the villagers might not have raised the thief syndrome of shouting. They may have hit him without him knowing what their intentions were,” the Minister said.

What was Capt. Mahama doing in Denkyira-Obuasi?

Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul said the officer was posted to the town three weeks ago to relieve the Commander of the military personnel who was guarding a local mining company.

The move is part of the military’s efforts in the fight against illegal mining.

He was the head of the officers there and was to be promoted to Major before his untimely death.

How did Capt. Mahama’s family respond to the incident?

Capt. Mahama’s family is devastated by the manner in which their son died.

In an interview on a news station, an Uncle, Prof. Fred Bagonluri said the family is struggling to deal with the loss.

He described Capt. Mahama as one who had sworn to defend his country and it was unfortunate for him to die in that manner.

He said the family wants justice.


Later in the day, tributes started pouring in. Former president John Mahama was the first.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo followed with a vow that the perpetrators will be brought to book.

Akufo-Addo Capt Mahama tweet



#instantjusticemuststop   #RIPMaxwell   #perpetratorsmustbedealtwith   #justiceforMahama


Ten warning signs you aren’t attracted to your boyfriend anymore …

Hello guys,

Its been a little while since i last posted, but during the time i was not posting i did some thinking, on RELATIONSHIPS…

Sometimes in a relationship you find yourself at crossroads, not knowing whether that relationship is what you signed up for from the start.

It isn’t nice when a relationship gets to the point where you’re questioning whether you still find him attractive. When you guys first started dating, you probably found him irresistible. You literally had eyes for no one else! Now, your eyes are not only wandering elsewhere, but you’ve began to raise the possibility that your man isn’t just the second or third hottest man in the room – he may not even be attractive to you one bit.

Worse still, you know your feelings for him aren’t as strong as they once were. But is this situation retrievable? Are you going through a rough period of your own? Or is it really time to call it quits?

Unfortunately, our feelings for our partners change as time moves on. It’s no one’s fault. Let’s take a look at the 10 warning signs you are not attracted to your man anymore.

Everything he does rubs you up the wrong way

He literally can’t do anything without it getting on your nerves. From the way he wears the same faded jeans every day of the week, to the way he chews loudly on his food … what you once found cute and endearing you now find total annoying!

This is always a bad sign. If even the small things he does irritate you, it’s not good.

It’s strange how this happens – how the things we used to love about him now annoys us. But it sometimes happens. And when it does, it might be time to get out. Otherwise, he might get upset if your resentment builds and builds and comes out in ways you didn’t intend.

You Snap Easily

Not only does every little thing he does annoy you, but you get really snappy any time he does these things.

“Why are you wearing the same jeans again, oh my gosh!!”

He can’t understand your reaction. What’s the big deal?

The big deal is that you’ve had enough. You’re no longer attracted to him, and it’s beginning to show.

It’s Inconvenient When He Calls Randomly

Remember when he used to call you up at the most random moments? It could have been 11PM when he called and you still had work to do. But you LOVED it when he called and would spend an hour or two happily chatting to him. Work could wait.

Now, though, it really annoys you when he calls you up without warning. Sometimes you stare at the phone for ages, wondering if you should answer. It’s inconvenient that he’s calling. You’ve got other things to do.

Why does he have to keep calling? Hasn’t he got better things to be doing?

If it irritates you when he calls you up without warning, it’s a pretty big sign that things aren’t going too well.

He doesn’t do the things he used to do

Think back to what attracted you to him so much in the first place. Was it the way he did his hair? Was it his beard? Was it the way he dressed, or the way he was so outgoing?

Or maybe it was his ambition or job?

Does he still do these things, or have there been changes? If there have been significant changes, it could be a reason why you’ve lost the attraction.

He simply doesn’t look as attractive

Maybe there’s been a major physical change to his appearance that hasn’t quite worked out for you. Maybe he’s put weight on or lost weight. Maybe he’s just let himself go and doesn’t seem to care how he looks anymore.

You’ve got the urge to message other guys

Maybe there were other guys on your horizon when you first got together with your man. You were interested in them, and maybe flirted with them a little. But as soon as he came along and finally asked you out, you lost all interest in them. You only wanted him.

Now, however, you find yourself thinking about the other guys again. Not only are you thinking about them, but you’ve also got an urge to message them to see how they’re doing.

And the thought of catching up with them and maybe even flirting with them is exciting.

This is another super strong sign that you’re not attracted to your man anymore. But all is not lost. You may find that you message another guy, but remember what an idiot he was in the first place.

As well as what a great guy your guy is!

You make up excuses

You can’t see him today because blah-blah-blah.

You can see him. You just don’t want to. And so you find excuses.

The future looks bleak

When you used to picture your future together, the future looked AWESOME. You couldn’t stop thinking about how happy the two of you would be, and you made lots of plans in your head.

Now, your vision of the future doesn’t look so exciting. It still involves him, but you kinda wish it didn’t.

The moment you start feeling like this is the moment it might be time to reconsider things.

You don’t miss him

“I miss you.”

Remember those three words? You probably spoke them a lot during the early phases of your relationship.

When was the last time you said them first and genuinely meant each word?

It’s easy to say “I miss you,” especially when he says he misses you first. But do you genuinely mean it? Do you actually feel as though you really miss him?

Or does a part of you feel kinda relieved when you get to spend a bit of time apart?

He doesn’t inspire you anymore

If he used to inspire you when you guys first got together to be a better version of YOU but doesn’t anymore, you might need to ask if you’re really as attracted to him as you once were.

Just remember, though, that even if you are experiencing some of these warning signs, the relationship can still be fixed. Find out why you feel the way you do, and see if you can work on it.

I hope you enjoyed reading as much as i enjoyed writing . Thanks for reading..xx


Hello guys,

So i’m new to this, since i just signed on, but i have always preferred putting my thoughts down on paper  as compared to voicing them out. So i guess blogging was made for me lol.

I am hoping my posts bring you some insight, inspiration, joy, or laughter, something everyone can relate with. Keep reading.