Some reports suggested that the late military man was attacked and killed by the residents because he was in the town to stop illegal mining; an activity most of the residents were engaged in, but that was later discredited.
The host of Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii sen’ radio show, KABA, however said on his show after the incident that the late army officer was going to meet some illegal miners in the area when he was ambushed by the town folks and killed.
According to him, some soldiers had earlier attempted to meet with the illegal miners and were nearly killed, but Major Mahama who was unaware of the earlier incident also proceeded to agree on a meeting with them without adequate protection. But the Military high command has said KABA’s claims are false.
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