South Tongu DCE says Maxwell Lukutor lied to the general public

With brief information on the membership and procedures of the District Security Committee (DISEC), Hon. Emmanuel Luis Agamah, who’s also the chairman of DISEC, responded to an earlier statement by Maxwell Lukutor and the progress in finding Mawutor’s killers.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for South Tongu, Hon. Emmanuel Luis Agamah, held a press conference this morning to address the alleged inactions and actions of opinion leader Maxwell Lukutor. 

A picture at the press conference with Hon. Emmanuel Luis Agamah sitting in the middle

He sees no reason to resign his office after recounting all the recorded atrocities in Lukutor’s “backyard” since 1995. 

He said, “Since 1995 to the year 2000, in his own backyard, Tefle traditional area, where he comes from, atrocities were carried in the citizens of the area. … Over 8 persons were murdered in cold blood. Did he [Maxwell Lukutor] call on the then DCE, who was the DISEC chairman, to resign? In 1995, at Tefle 3 persons … were shot dead in cold blood and 5 injured. The second murder was in 2000, where two persons were shot dead … Does he [Maxwell Lukutor] think we have short memories? Now from 2010, about 7 deaths were recorded and the body parts of some of the victims removed and none of the perpetrators were apprehended and he could not call on the then DCE … to resign. Is it because his party was in power or he was an accomplice? Was he happy that those people were murdered?” 

Hon. Emmanuel Luis Agamah also added that Maxwell Lukutor lied to the public about the response of the District Security Committee on hearing some 5 murder cases in the District, including that of Hon. Marcus Mawutor Adzhali.

He made it clear that all but the recent murder of the Sogakope South Assemblyman, Hon. Marcus Mawutor Adzhali has been dealt with. However, there are still ongoing investigations on a case involving the murder of a receptionist at Nana’s Lodge 2 years ago. 

On the recent murder of Hon. Marcus Mawutor Adzhali, the DCE detailed his immediate response on hearing the incident. This he used as proof of why he should not resign. 

“The call for me as DCE and chairman of the DISEC to resign is an afterthought. It does not correlate to my actions or inactions in the death of Hon. Marcus Mawutor Adzhali. It is politically motivated and I could sense a personal vendetta on the call for me to resign,” he said. 

Hon. Emmanuel Luis Agamah believes that Maxwell Lukutor can do anything to make him look bad in the eyes of the public, therefore he warned residents to be cautious. 

The DCE then ended his statement by saying, “progress is being made to bring the perpetrators to book by the security agencies. Let’s give the police administration the necessary support to apprehend the perpetrators. I urge all citizens of South Tongu to remain calm and I assure that the assembly will support the police personnel to carry out their mandated duty. We have proposed to bear the cost of those hospitalized and those who suffered through the demonstration…” 

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