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General News of Thursday, 1 June 2017


Lynched Mahama's family will be cared for - Chief of Defence Staff

The Military High Command has expressed optimism that the family of late Captain Maxwell Mahama will be duly taken care of.

Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Obed Akwa expressed this hope at a durbar with military officers at Burma Camp on Thursday, 1 June 2017.

The meeting was to urge officers to remain calm and not avenge the murder of their comrade. Major General Akwa reiterated that those involved in the act would not escape justice.

“I’ve been given some assurances. A lot of philanthropists have already come up and asked: ‘What can we do for the family?’ In fact one person wanted to see me today asking what he can do to support the education of the two children. I have no doubt in my mind that the family of this officer will never be left in the lurch,” he stated.

Lieutenant General Akwa added: “The Vice President made a statement yesterday that they will support the family in the organisation of the funeral and subsequently in the welfare and the upkeep of the wife and the children. For us as high command, we also will do a similar thing and we take the opportunity to also appeal to philanthropists as have started coming in that whosoever is so touched by this unfortunate case is welcome to support the family to prove to the whole world that a life lost in the line of duty is never lost in vain.”

Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama was lynched by irate youth of Denkyira Obuasi on suspicion that he was an armed robber after a group of people he asked for direction spotted a gun on him on Monday 26 May.