The Burial ceremony to lay slain Soldier, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama is currently underway at the State House in Accra.
The funeral is expected to be attended by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and senior government officials. Also the religious community as well as other Ghanaians are in attendance.
Recall, the Soldier was murdered at Denkyira Obuasi in the central region after he was mistaken for an armed robber. Apparently, he was in the city on national assignment, the Ghanaian military hierarchy has said.
He was then lynched to death by residents after they found a weapon on him.. His death trended on Social media with many users condemning the act meted out on someone considered to be “human”.
During his funeral today, Mahama’s wife, Barbara Mahama did not regret the brief stay of the Major thanking him for sharing his life with her.
In an emotionally filled tribute, Barbara said:
“you wanted us to enjoy life and be happy.”
“I love you and I always told you. I always reminded you of what you mean to me. You meant the world to me, my everything.”
But marshalling the strength of Esther in the Bible, Barbara said although her husband had passed on she is happy he left fond memories behind.
“When I think about you, I only smile because you are more than a piece of flesh circulating on social media. You were full of life, energy, and vigour so I choose to remember you in that sense.”
The family of the late Major had made only one request of government, to erect a monument in the name of the slain soldier.
They want the name of the soldier to continue to convict the conscience of Ghanaians to reject mob injustice which is responsible for the death of scores of Ghanaians.
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