Samuel Okudzeto, a member of the Council of State, has condemned rising cases of lynching and called for concerted efforts to end mob action across the country.
His call comes in the wake of the killing of Army Captain Maxwell A. Adam on Monday, May 29.
The military officer was lynched by irate youth of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on suspicion that he was an armed robber after a group of people he asked for direction from spotted a gun on him.
Fourteen suspects are being held in police custody in relation to the case as investigations continue.
Commenting on the issue, the former President of the Ghana Bar Association said: “Something wrong has happened to our culture and I think we as leaders need to inculcate into people [that] we are not in the jungle any longer.”
Mr Okudzeto, who was not enthused about the development, wants laws in the country to be enforced to the letter.
“In the jungle, the strongest is the winner, but in a civilised community…we put laws in place that will guide and guard [society]. And so even if I caught you doing something wrong, the law still requires that the legal process should take place,” he said in an interview on Joy FM on Friday June 2.