The family of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama has announced Friday, June 9, 2017, as the burial date of their fallen son.
It said he will be buried in the Military Cemetery in Accra. The spokesperson for the family, Zakaria Sakara, made the announcement at the family’s press conference on Saturday.
He added that, the family will hold a thanksgiving service in memory of Captain Mahama on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
[contextly_sidebar id=”c1IHvV1ZDyf3x34dtH4oBdCV2GsBybay”]The deceased, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, was lynched and partly burnt by some youth of Denenkyira-Obuasi in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region on Monday, May 29, 2017, on suspicion that he was an armed robber.
Over 20 suspects have so far been arrested by the police in connection with the murder, seven of which have already made an appearance in court and have been remanded to police custody until 19th June, 2017.
His death has rekindled the debate on mob justice, and the need to end the canker.
Captain Mahama’s family requests monument in his honour
Meanwhile, the family of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, has requested that a monument is built in honour of the army officer, whose murder shocked the country.
Captain Mahama’s family made the request known during a courtesy call by the leadership of Parliament, where it expressed the hope that this monument would serve as a reminder of the tragedy and a deterrent to the canker of mob justice in Ghana.
A family spokesperson said, “after the burial, the family wants a monument to be built anywhere in Ghana on his behalf so that in the future, we use that to remember and that in our lifetime we don’t want to see anything of this sort again.”
By: Duke Mensah Opoku/citifmonline.com/Ghana