According to the family spokespersons, Zakaria Sakara and
WOII Ibrahim Samed, 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.
They added that the family will hold a thanksgiving service in memory of Captain Mahama on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Captain Mahama, who was a commander of the military detachment at
Denkyira-Obuasi, the Central Region of Ghana was lynched to death by a
mob on Monday, May 29, 2017, after they mistook him for an armed robber.
So far, the Ghanaian authorities have nabbed about 18 people
affiliated with the gruesome act, while seven suspects have been
officially charged with the murder of the late Captain Mahama and are on
remand, the rest will be arraigned before the court on Monday.
Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama is survived by his lovely wife and two children.
Below is Major Mahama’s children’s tribute to him…
Dear daddy, we were
told you travelled. You told us you were going to come back. We spoke by
phone almost every day. We told you to come and take us swimming and to
play tennis and you said okay.
We have been waiting for that ice cream you promised us. We miss
playing with you. We miss the dancing moves with mummy, and the laughter
that fills our home when you are around.
We miss the Akosombo trip, we miss you coming for us from school and
spending time with us before mummy comes. Daddy, we miss going to the
Turkish restaurant with you alone to spend “boys boys” time.
We miss you chasing mummy around when she takes your meat from your
food, and we miss eating together as a family. We miss you calling us to
pray together and we miss you sitting us down to talk to us about life
even as young as we are.
Daddy, anytime you were going out, you called us to tell us you would
be back and that we should take good care of mummy and not stress her,
and since you have kept long in coming, we assure you that we will take
good care of mummy and not stress her out.
We really miss you and we are waiting to see you again. We love you
very much and we know you love us because you cared for us and you
always signed off your calls with “I Love You”.
To the world’s best and greatest daddy, we say we love you and we thank you for blessing us. You are simply irreplaceable.
With Love, from Jaden and Jerry.
Major Maxwell Mahama, who is survived by his wife and two children,
Jaden and Jerry was lynched by a mob in Ghana and will be buried today
at the Osu Military Cemetery.