Captain Mahama’s burial will be holding this Friday, being the 9th of June, 2017; family of the slain soldier has announced. He will be buried at the Military Cemetery in Accra. Spokesperson for the family, Zakaria Sakara, made the announcement at a press conference held during a courtesy call by the leadership of Parliament on Saturday, June 3.
Addressing the audience on behalf of the family, Zakaria Sakara requested that a monument be built in honour the late Captain, while expressing hope that the monument would serve as a constant souvenir of the tragedy, as well as a deterrent to the menace of mob justice in Ghana.
“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,” he said.
Mr. Sakara also disclosed that following Captain Mahama’s burial, a thanksgiving service will be held in his memory on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Family Announces Official Donation
Family of the murdered military officer also made known their acceptance of a proposal from some organizations to create a fundraising account to enable sympathetic Ghanaians make donations to the family while commiserating with them on the murder of their son.
The following are the official accounts announced by the family:
USD Account No. 1301311201917
MTN Mobile Money: +233557033299
Mobile money Number: 0277120111
Name: Reach for Change
Account Name: Databank Financial Services Ltd
Account N0. 6010148553
Bank: Zenith Bank
Branch: Zenith Bank Head Office
Purpose: Maxwell Mahama Memorial Education Fund
Meanwhile, it has been observed that some fraudsters have taken to various social media platforms such as Facebook and GoFundMe, to call for donations on behalf of the Late Captain’s family. Spokesperson for the family however, warned Ghanaians against being fooled by the accursed fraudsters.
Captain Maxwell Adams Mahama, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, was gruesomely murdered by some residents of Diaso, in Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region, after claiming to have mistaken him for an armed robber.
The innocent soldier who was armed, but in civilian clothes while on his morning jogging routine in the area was attacked, disarmed, beaten, stoned to death and burnt by the ruthless Diaso savages on Monday, 29th May, 2017. Click here to get more details on the incident
The despicable incident has left the nation in shock, especially as it regards the costly prize being paid for the lawless act of mob justice which has been the unquestioned order of the day across the country. Investigations so far have seen to the arrest of 42 suspects, with 7 already charged to court.
Late Captain Mahama left the young family you see below to mourn his heartbreaking death.