A ‘bombshell’ galamsey report authored by former Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has disclosed that the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama died protecting the interests of Ghana’s biggest galamsey lord, Emmanuel Donald Entsuah.
According to Prof. Frimpong Boateng in page 32 of the report, Donald Entsuah and his friend from Canada, Simon Ayman, whose company was C&J Akeska caused destruction in the Diaso forest.
He said since the two businessmen were having direct connection with the Mahama family, they managed to get some officials from the Ghana Army to protect their operations.
“It was this same Entsuah and his friend Simon Ayman, a Canadian national, whose company C&J Alaska caused havoc in the Diaso forest. These two gentlemen were close allies to the Mahamas and soldiers from the Ghana Army gave them protection. Captain Mahama died in the course of his duty protecting Donald Entsuah’s interests,” he revealed in page 32 of the report.
It added, “The IMCIM was able to dislodge E&J Aleska from Diaso. Shortly thereafter Donald Entsuah established Imperial Heritage Mining Company and was giving a prospecting licence to work in the Kobro and Apaprama forests in Amansie Central. Here again he managed to get military protection contrary to all directives from Government. Worse still, an important NPP member also provided legal advice.”
Cpt. Mahama, who was heading a military detachment near Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region met his untimely death in May 2017 when some residents of the area accused him of being an armed robber and lynched him.
The nation was stunned by the news when video clips of the barbaric act went viral.
The officer was on operational duties at the Aleska C&J Mining Company at Amenase Forest, near Diaso in the Central Region.
He was said to be jogging when some residents accused him of being part of a robbery gang that stormed Denkyira-Obuasi the previous week.
14 people are currently standing trial in connection with the death of the military officer.