The Ghana Police Service will close some roads in Accra today [Friday, 9th June], ahead of Late Major Maxwell Mahama’s burial which will be held at the forecourt of the State House later in the day.
According to Citi Fm report, the affected roads are Castle Road, from AU Roundabout towards Osu Cemetry traffic light to the State House will be closed to motorists from the early hours of Friday 9th June, 2017, and opened after the event.
While motorists using the Osu cemetery road towards the AU Roundabout will be directed through the Accra Sports Stadium to the Ministries through National Theatre to the Central Business District (CBD).
The Police Service in a statement “entreated motorists to observe the arrangements and plan for alternative routes before embarking on their respective journeys. Moreover , police personnel will be positioned at vantage points to assist with traffic direction and diversions for a successful event.”
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, on Monday, 29th May. 2017.
The young and innocent soldier who was deployed to the area to fight illegal mining was attacked, disarmed, beaten, stoned to death and burnt by the ruthless Diaso savages who claimed to have mistaken him for an armed robber. Click here to get all the details on the incident.
Meanwhile, investigations so far have seen to the arrest of 42 suspects, with 41 of them already charged to court as well as remanded in custody.
Late Maxwell Mahama will be given a state funeral today, Friday, June 9. He will finally be laid to rest at the Military Cemetery.
Having promoted him to a Major posthumously, The President, Nana Akufo-Addo also indicated that a monument will be built to the slain soldier as requested by his family. In addition, an Education Trust Fund will also be set up to take care of his young children’s schooling.
Left to mourn him are his wife, two little sons, his parents, relatives and the entire nation.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.