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General News of Friday, 2 June 2017


Captain Mahama's murder: I still see him suffering and crying - Father

Late Captain Mahama's dad also retired from the military as a Captain play videoLate Captain Mahama's dad also retired from the military as a Captain

Four days after the tragic news of the lynching of Captain Mahama, his father is still yet to come to terms with his awful demise.

The late Captain’s father, a retired military officer says he is still in shock at his son’s sudden death.

The ex-military officer revealed that he is no longer able to stay alone as he sees his late son in dire need of help and in great pain suffering before him.

This, he explained makes him break down into uncontrollable tears.

“Terrible! I can’t stay alone, I have to be with people. Any time I am alone he’s standing in front of me suffering and struggling. When his picture appears before me, I see him suffering and crying and I will begin to cry. When I am with people it’s a bit better for me. I am still in shock because till now I cannot stay alone,” he sobbed.

When quizzed about how he got the news of his son's death, he detailed that a friend of his late son called to inform him about the unfortunate incident Monday evening.

Captain Maxwell Mahama was lynched by a mob at Denkyira Oboasi in the Central Region.

Reports indicate the crowd mistook him for an armed robber and lynched him.

The father of the late Captain explained that the news of his son’s death was unexpected and left him shattered.

“It was devastating, very devastating. In respect of my son I have never expected any bad news, not even when the wife was panicking that she hadn’t heard from him. I insisted that it can’t be a problem, when I heard the message on phone it got to me and my knees gave way and I dropped to the ground” he noted.

The military and other security agencies have deployed more men onto the grounds to restore calm in the community.

The body of the late Captain has been handed over to the family.

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