President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Upper Denkyira West, Daniel Apiannin, following the murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama.
The decision to suspend him today [Thursday] June 1, 2017, was confirmed to Citi News by the Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama.
“The President has directed that we do some investigations on the matter and on his [Daniel Apiannin] conduct and report. In the interim, he is to hand over his duties to the Deputy Regional Minister [Thomas Agyei Baffour]. Therefore, for now, he has been suspended,” the minister stated.
According to the Minister, the decision is necessary to allow for investigations into the claims by the DCE, as well as the ongoing probe into the gruesome killing of the military officer.
The DCE had made comments suggesting that the deceased and his colleagues were in the area to protect illegal Chinese miners, contrary to the police and the Military High Command’s claims that they were rather in the area on an anti-galamsey mission.
The DCE’s comments, which angered many, was seen as a justification for the dastardly act by the angry youth, who claim to have lynched the officer because they thought he was an armed robber.
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