The family of the slain soldier, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, has announced that he would be buried on Friday, June 9. 2017
Spokespersons for the family, Zakaria Sakara and WOII Ibrahim Samed, said the family would be meeting today and put final touches to plans as to how the funeral would be held.
According to the family spokespersons, three funerals would be held for the 32-year-old Captain – one in Accra, one in Bole, the paternal grandmother’s hometown in the Northern Region and the last one at Tumu,the paternal grandfather’s hometown in the Upper West Region.
This came to light when the Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Oquaye led members of parliament to pay a visit to the Burma Camp home of the late Captain Mahama to commiserate with the bereaved family members.
The young military officer was lynched on Monday, May 29, by some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in a most barbaric manner.
The family said that its plans for the burial and the funeral of their beloved son would be submitted to the military high command for approval.
The family demanded that the state build a monument in memory of the soldier, who lost his life in the line of duty, to serve as a constant reminder for Ghanaians to renounce instant justice or mob action which often leads to the killing of innocent people.
The speaker, who was obviously grieved by the incident, said parliament fully shares in the grief of the family that was why the house adjourned very early yesterday to enable members to come and commiserate with the family and also sign the book of condolence.