Late Major Mahama was former President Mahama’s nephew


    The late Major Mahama who was lynched by some residents of Denkyira Boase in the Central Region was a nephew of former President John Dramani Mahama.

    The family tree of the Military Captain who was promoted to the rank of Major by President Akufo-Addo was traced by a spokesperson of the family, Douri Bennin Haji.

    According to him, the grandmother of the late military man hailed from Bole and hence was directly connected to the former President.

    Former President Mahama during a visit to the family of the deceased promised to take care of the wife and the two young children of the Captain.

    And this, many said was a result of the family connection. The spokesperson confirmed the family lineage as well.

    He is said to be connected to hail from the Jaana-Yigantu Family of the late Captain Mahama Adams and the entire Sissala community of the Upper West Region.

    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.

    Source: GhanaNewsPage.Com