The Ashanti Region Police has arrested a 31 year old Kwame Dapaa in connection with Napoleon Mining supervision of the murder of 27 year old Kwabena Amakwaah for allegedly stealing Gold valued at GH 150.00 at the mining site at Manso-Asamang in the Amansie West District.
According to the police, a video showing the incident of mob beaten two people has been circulating on social media.
Kwabena Amankwa and one other suspect were assaulted for allegedly stealing gold ore worth of GH 150.00 from the company.
As the picture depicting some workers in the mining in a circular form and the two alleged suspects in the middle been beaten by the company’s guards at the Community Mining firm site.
Kwabena Amankwa died at the St. Martins Hospital at Agroyesum while the other alleged suspect has been hospitalized.
The other persons alleged to have been assaulted together with the deceased is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
According to Ama Awandaga, the wife of the deceased, she went to the crime scene with her two-month-old child to plead on behalf of the husband but the people assaulting the husband refused to listen to her appeal.
She said the owner of the mining concession, Bismark Okrah, aka Aya asked the workers to take her off from the site as woman is not allow to enter site.
She said the husband was stripped naked and was beaten cruelly while other workers around shouting with joy.
He was later released but died upon reaching the St. Martins Hospital.
The owner of the mining concession, Bismark Okrah, aka Aya was arrested but was released
The police have invited the owner of the mining concession again to assist the police with investigations
According to the public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, one of the attackers, Kwame Dapaah, has been arrested and now in police custody in assisting with the investigations while one other person identified only as Culture is on the run.
Police has urged all members to own up, “since the police will not condone any such distasteful act in the region.”
The police in the Ashanti Region have held a meeting with the family of the deceased at the Central Police Station in Kumasi.
According Prince Owusu, he wondered why mob lynching has become the other of the day as a punishment for alleged victims.
He cited the recent Asante Akyem incident where some people used stick to insert into a child anus for stealing.
Mr Owusu advised that the authority should act swiftly to end this barbaric act which is gradually becoming a culture.
He was of the opinion that in certain jurisdictions even animals are well protected so we cannot allow mob to kill people because someone alleges of committing certain crime.