Ghana and indeed the whole of Africa is in tears as the senior Army officer who was mistakenly lynched is buried.
The senior Army officer, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, who was lynched by residents of Denkyira Boase in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region after mistaking for an armed robber has been buried amidst tears and wailing.
The 32-year-old Captain Mahama was given a state burial with full Military honours at the Osu Military Cemetery after a burial service at the forecourt of the State House today, June 9, 2017.
A heart-wrenching vigil was held in memory of the late officer on Thursday, June 8, at the Arakan Mess in Burma Camp, where a lot of teary tributes were paid to the fallen hero.
The well-attended burial service saw members of the Ghanaian Parliament paying glowing tributes on the deceased whose parents were inconsolable while his young wife and two children had to be taken away when they broke down in tears.
Shortly before the burial, President Nana Akufo-Addo had announced the posthumous promotion of Captain Mahama to the rank of a Major as he was actually awaiting his promotion before he was killed after he had passed the promotion examinations some weeks earlier.
Many Ghanaians have also taken to social media to pour tributes on the late Captain Mahama.
Joyce Atoklo: Rest in peace Captain. I pray the Good Lord comforts your wife, mom, and dad. I know you are in a safer place, a place full of love that no one hurts the other but loves only. RIP
Nana W.Adiasare: I have wept since I sat by to watch the event. Lord strengthen the entire family and be their comforter.
Diana Yorke: OMG This is soo painful and heart-breaking. Major may your Soul rest in perfect peace. Mrs. Mahama may God be your strength.
Nana W.Adiasare: We lost a hero, a legend, and mentor
Valentina Addoteyi: I still can't put myself together. I keep asking one question but yet can't find answers. "WHY DO GOOD PEOPLE DONT LAST LONG? GOD GRANT HIM INTERNAL REST. MAXWELL RIP
Emmanuel Edems: May the Lord continually Bless your home and the wonderful family you have. Thank you, for being the great man you are and have been. Sleep well Major Mahama. Rest in perfect peace!!! I salute!!!
Lydia Boateng: Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, may your soul rest in perfect peace
Robert Appiah: This is very pathetic, how could these killers do that to our only young major, I demand justice for this young major.
Daniel BIMPONG KOFI: May the Gentle and Innocent Soul of Major Maxwell Mahama Rest In Perfect Peace and May the Good Lord strength and hold the Family and his Surviving Wife and Children together at this difficult moment.
Rick B: There are wicked people among us.We need to seek for God's protection every day from the hands of this wicked people. Don't be surprised you will hear about this issue another time. The law must bite! RIP
Paakow Kumah-Mensah: May the Angels of Yahweh your creator and maker send you home safely to His bosom. Peaceful rest bro
Ernest Kwakye: There is a need for Christians to intercede in prayer for Ghana and pray against wicked and unreasonable men.
Watch the video of the memorial service and burial of the fallen Captain Maxwell Mahama here.
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