General News of Monday, 12 June 2017


We will use all possible means to seek justice for Mahama – Family

The family of the late Major Maxwell Mahama says they have forgiven the people of Denkyira-Obuasi.

According to them, since their son cannot be brought back, they bear no grudges against the people who took his dear life.

However, the family has indicated that although they have forgiven the people of Denkyira-Obuasi, they will not renege on their effort to seek justice for the innocent soul of their son.

“The Central Regional Minister led a very high powered delegation made up of all the DCEs, MPs and other ministers from the region to the family at the funeral grounds and the regional minister apologized on behalf of the region. And if you were there that day, he was literally kneeling down before the head of the family to say that – look we are sorry this thing has happened. We beg for forgiveness. And at the end of the day, the responses from all sides of the family were unanimous – that look it is something that has happened and we have to forgive them. However, we demand for justice.”

“It wasn’t everyone in that town or that region that was involved in that act so if they come as a region to apologise we accept but we will still demand for justice. We accept the apology but that does not mean we can forgive them in the manner that one will say they’ve been forgiven. We say the law should take its course and the right people should be punished,” Spokesperson for the family said.

He indicated that the family made of Christians and Muslims believes that vengeance is the Lord’s and therefore, will not do anything to avenge the death of their son.

“We as humans cannot exact vengeance for our son. No matter what we do, we are not going to get our son back. What we have forgiven them therefore is the innocent ones who did not take part in the lynching. But for those that are involved in it, the law should take its course,” he added.