The Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has conferred a posthumous promotion on Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, who was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi virtually in the line of duty.
Captain Mahama was promoted to Major in the Forces. The promotion was announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, June 5 when he visited the family to condole with them. The President announced a GH¢500,000 endowment fund from the state for the wife and children of the deceased army captain.
President Akufo-Addo also doled out a personal GH¢50,000 towards the funeral, which is scheduled to be held on Friday, June 9. Major Mahama was lynched by a mob at Denkyira-Obuasi while on his morning jogging from Diaso, the capital of Upper Dekyira West District, where he was stationed as Commander of a military detachment against illegal mining. He was mistaken for an armed robber at Denkyira-Obuasi, initial reports suggested.
His upper body was torched. Forty-four persons have been arrested in connection with the murder with 41 remanded in police custody. The police are still on the hunt for more of those involved in the lynching, having already promised to get to the bottom of the case.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh
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