General News of Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Veronica Bamford, Mother of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama over the weekend received her late son’s Masters Degree Certificate on his behalf.
The slain soldier was pursuing a Master’s Degree from the University of Leicester and was due to graduate in July this year but could not live to see the day he has always wished and as s result, his mother stood in for him.
The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama who was gruesomely murdered at Denkyira-Boase in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region, was commissioned into the Ghana Army on 7 September 2007 as a Second Lieutenant and was posted to the 5 infantry Battalion as a Platoon Commander.
During his short but illustrious military career, he rose through the ranks to become a Captain serving in various capacities both home and abroad such as: Platoon Commander United .Certificate on interim Force in Lebanon from November 2008 to 2009, Adjutant United Nations Operation in Cote D’ voire from August 2011 to March 2012, Military information of certificate United Nations Mission in Liberia from July 2013 to January 2014 and Company Commander 5 infantry Battalion from January 2014 till his death.
He also had the opportunity to do a few military and civilian courses amongst these were: Regimental Signal Officers/ instructors Course. Young Officers Course, Public Procurement Course and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Ghana in 2014.
It is still not clear which is the true account of circumstances leading to his death.Whereas the military command and police investigators claim he was going on jogging and stopped to buy snails from the woman who saw a sidearm on him and snitched the assemblyman William Baah who then mobilized angry residents to lynch him, another account claimed he was invited to a meeting with a prior motive of killing him.
Nineteen (19) 19 suspects including; William Baah, assemblyman who organized the angry residents; Yaw Annor, mason; Akwasi Baah, famer;Kwame Tuffuor, driver; Akwasi Asante, famer;. Joseph Appiah-Kubi, driver; Kwadwo Animah, mason;Philip Badu, prison assistant; Kofi Nyame, farmer; Michael Anim; Bernard Asamoah, driver’s apprentice; Ebenezer Appiah; Charles Quainin, vulcanizer operator; Anthony Amoah, okada operator; Bismark Donkor, farmer; Kwame Agyei, farmer; Solomon Sackey, carpenter; John Bosie, driver’s apprentice and Vivian Asahene, unemployed are currently facing trial for his death