Mahama’s murderer deserves death sentence – Effah Dartey.
Former flagbearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Captain (Rtd) Nkrabea Effah Darteh says the strictest form of punishment should be meted out to murderer (s) of the party’s Upper East Regional Chairman.
Adams Mahama was attacked Wednesday night and ‘showered’ with acid by some two assailants while he made his way home from work.
He died at the Bolgatanga Government Hospital as he was being prepared to be transferred to Accra for proper medical attention.
Brother of the party’s chairman Paul Afoko has been fingered in the act. An aide to the late regional chairman said Adams Mahama mentioned Gregory Afoko as one of the attackers before he was sent to the hospital.
Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Friday, Captain Effah Darteh said the persons who committed the despicable act should not be let off the hook.
“If I could have my own way, the law should take its course in a very strict manner. Anyone arrested over this issue should be quickly investigated, sent to the Bolgatanga High Court and dealt with.
“He should be given a death sentence to prove to everyone that there is rule of law, it is as simple as that”, he added.
The renowned lawyer said the attack “disgusts me and I do not understand why such a terrible thing should happen in my party”.
“This violence baffles me I don’t know why this should happen I don’t know that could have triggered this. What offence has he committed? In fact this is terrible.”
He advised party members to unite because “Ghanaians generally are fed up with the NDC and are looking for an alternative party to come to power which is the NPP so we must organise ourselves to prove to others that we are credible, serious, solid and united opposition.
“We must prove to others that our house is in order and we are marching solidly behind our flagbearer”, he added.
He advised all party members, especially those in the Upper East, West and Northern Regions, to be calm and allow the law to take its course and not take vengeance.
“We must remain solidly united and allow party structures to work”, he added. Meanwhile, Deputy Minority Leader Dominic Nitiwul has called for the resignation of some unnamed leaders in the party.
The flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut short his 16-day European trip to return to Ghana and mourn with the family of the deceased as well as the party.
He said the death of the regional chairman breaks his heart.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor and Trades and Industry Minister during his tenure, Alan Kyerematen have all expressed shock at the death of the regional secretary.
The Police administration is expected to make available report of an autopsy conducted on the deceased later today.