The Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul has assured the family of the Late Major Maxwell Mahama that justice will prevail in the ongoing court case.
The family of the deceased Major has lamented over the delay in the conviction of some twelve people standing trial for their alleged involvement, in his murder at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region a year ago.
At the sod cutting for the construction of a monument in the memory of the slain soldier, Mr Nitiwul told Citi News the perpetrators would not go unpunished.
“I welcome you all this afternoon to this solemn ceremony to cut the sod for construction of a monument in honor of our departed college Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, I say so because, whereas this ceremony foreseen the earnest desire of the family and Nation at large to at surge the brutal murder of the officer it can hardly feel the void created by his untimely death,” he said.
A board was inaugurated earlier today to manage the Major Mahama Trust Fund which was established to cater for the late soldier’s wife and children.
A year ago today, on Monday, May 29, 2017, by a mob at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.
He was deployed to serve at Diaso in the Central Region was lynched and burnt by the youth of the town after they mistook him for an armed robber.
The deceased, Captain Maxwell Mahama was on his daily jogging routine on Monday when the unfortunate incident occurred.
Reports said he had his gun on him while jogging and some residents who saw him with the weapon raised the alarm, attracting some of the youth in the community who attacked and killed him.
The town of Denkyira-Obuasi also gained infamy following the killing, with many noting the town as having a history of violence.
The setting up of the jury had suffered some setbacks, which included some selected jurors recusing themselves, as well as opposition to a number of the potential jurors by the accused persons.
By: Farida Yusif/citinewsroom.com/Ghana