Denkyira Traditional Council has declared Sunday, June 4 to mourn Captain Maxwell Mahama who was murdered in a small community in the town by a mob.
Chief of Denkyira, Krontihene Odiamono Twum Barimah II, has announced that a special pacification and purification service will also be held to ask for spiritual intervention and to heal the community.
He believes this spiritual exercise may even cause suspects on the run to surrender themselves to law enforcement agencies.
He told the Press on Wednesday that the brutal killing of Captain Mahama at Diaso in Denkyira Obuasi district amounts to the shedding of innocent blood and may incur the wrath of the gods of the community.
Clad in black, the chiefs condemned the conduct of residents and have vowed to do everything within their power to get justice for the murdered Army Captain.
The Denkyira Traditional Council has also set Monday 5 June to cleanse Denkyira Obuasi following the lynching of the Army Captain by townsfolk.
The Council expressed its “shock and outrage” at the “barbaric killing” of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama and condemned the incident which happened on Monday 29th May 2017.
The Council has called on all its citizens to fully cooperate with the security agencies as they work to arrest the perpetrators of “this dastardly act”.
“Nananom wish to assure the entire country that this harsh attack on our soil is an attack on the culture and traditions of Denkyira and therefore we will perform purification rights on Monday 5th June 2017 at the Odeefuo Ahenfie at Dunkwa,” the Council said in a statement.
The Council noted that there is no history of galamsey activities at Denkyira-Obuasi and, therefore, the account given by the DCE of the area that the military was protecting a mining firm and are not on a mission of anti-galamsey is true.
The Council further called on government to act with dispatch to quell the growing culture of impunity in the country.