The father of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, Captain Dennis Mahama (Rtd) has disclosed that the family of the slain soldier is still in deep pain since the demise of their beloved son.

In an interview on SilverFM’s afternoon political show ‘GhanaMONTIE’ with Nana Kwabena Ampratwum, the retired military officer indicated that the family is yet to come to terms with the death of his son since it was sudden and because he was a special son for the family, the pain still lingers in their memory.

“We feel as if the dastardly incident occurred today…We still feel the pain, as I talk to you his mother [ Mrs Veronica Bamford-Addy] has not recovered and had been on frequent admissions to the hospital”

The bereaved father prayed the court for quick justice in the trial case of the culprits, a year after his son’s murder.

The Ghana Armed Forces in collaboration with family marked the one year anniversary of the late soldier who met his gruesome death at the hands of mob last year.

The soldier, who was leading a military detachment at Denkyira-Obuase (now New Obuase) in the Central Region, was lynched by angry mob, who according to police reports, mistook him for an armed robber.

The late army officer was laid to rest on June 9, 2017, with full State and army honours.

The family of the late soldier in collaboration with the Ghana Armed Forces cut sod for the construction of a monument at the Airport hills roundabout on Tuesday May 29, in honour of the fallen soldier.

Major Mahama’s family made the request known during a courtesy call by the leadership of Parliament last year, where it expressed the hope that this monument would serve as a reminder of the tragedy and a deterrent to the canker of mob justice in Ghana.

A church service at the Catherine Catholic Church at Burma Camp was held for the late captain and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Military Cemetery.

Mark F. silveronline24 / SilverFM

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