- Wajaja King
- Category: Buzzing Moments
- Tuesday, 06 June 2017 09:16
Photos: Captain Mahama promoted to 'Major', his mother weeps uncontrollably, GH¢500,000 Fund set up...
President Nana Akufo-Addo has posthumously promoted late Captain Maxwell Mahama to the rank of Major.
The President announced the promotion on Monday evening when he visited the widow and grieving family of the late military officer who was lynched by residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region a week ago on suspicion of being an armed robber.
Photo: Late Captain Mahama, now a Major, being honoured on a Peacekeeping mission before he met his untimely death
In addition to his posthumous promotion, the president also announced a GH¢500,000 trustee fund to be set up for the Mahama family.
Nana Akufo-Addo personally pledged to donate seed capital of GHS50,000 for the fund when he spoke at the residence of the bereaved family in Accra on Monday, June 5.
An Accra Circuit Court on Monday charged 34 suspects with murder in connection with the lynching and were remanded in police custody to reappear on June 21.
According to an Adomonline.com report:
One week after the incident, friends, families, and former ministers of state have visited the house of the deceased captain Adam Mahama to commiserate with the wife of the late Captain. He left behind a wife and two children.
Photo: The Late Captain Mahama (left), and his Mother, Mrs Veronica Bamford-Addy (right)
Joy News’ Beatrice Adu who was present in the family house reports the house is flooded with tears from the men and women, some of them politicians, who went to console the family.
The mother of the deceased army officer, Mrs Veronica Bamford-Addy who was out of the country when the incident occurred has arrived safely in Ghana and cannot hold back her tears, Adu reported.
Photo: Mother of late Captain Mahama, Mrs Veronica Bamford-Addy being consoled
Her son is no more, not because he was killed in battle. He is no more because he was clubbed to death under bizarre, heartbreaking circumstances.
Former Fisheries Minister Sherry Aryittey, former Attorney-General Betty Mould Iddrisu, Former Foreign Affairs Minister Hanna Tetteh and former Deputy Tourism Minister Dzifa Gomashie were all present to commiserate with the wife of the slain soldier, Barbara Mahama.
According to Gomashie, her son is also an army officer and she cannot imagine the pain the young wife of the deceased soldier is going through.
Other mourners, including Oscar Provencal and former Chief of Defence Staff Samsom Oje were also present to mourn with the family.
For now, 42 people have been arrested in connection with the murder and are to be arraigned before court.
A state and befitting burial is in the offing, to at least restore the dignity taken away from the man by members of the community.