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I Didn’t Take Part In Firing Squad - Major Mahama’s Father
 
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30-Jun-2017  
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Father of the late Major Adams Maxwel Mahama, Captain Chubby Dennis Mahama has denied allegations and pictures circulating on social media that he was involved in the killing of Major Feli, I.K Acheampong, Akwesi Amankwa Afrifa amongst others (Famous 79 shootings) who were accused by the former president, Jerry John Rawlings of financial misappropriation and others.

Speaking on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia, he explained that the incident (circulating on social media) allegedly took place in Liberia adding that no senior officer in the military is allowed to be involved in any firing squad activity emphasizing that he is not the one in the picture going round on social media.

The heart broken Captain Chubby Dennis Mahama who visited Denkyra Boasi for the first time after the death of his son, said he was full of tears when he got there and was given a detailed account of what led to the death of his son.

The family of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama yesterday Denkyira-Obuasi to see where the Army officer was killed one month ago.

Among those who went were the mother, father, brother and some family members from Tumu as well as family members of the widow.

The posthumous Major was murdered on May 29 by some youth of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region on suspicion that he was an armed robber.

The incident reportedly happened after a snail seller spotted a pistol on him when he was on his routine morning jogging.

When news emerged that the people had killed an army officer, a lot of Ghanaians were enraged after a video emerged on social media showing how Major Mahama was killed.

Over the weekend, the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast, His Grace, Most Rev. Mathias K. Nketsia also visited the people of Denkyira Obuasi and celebrated Mass with them.

The Archbishop in his sermon encouraged the people to foster unity in the town and also asked them to work hard to regain the image of the town and its people.

The inhabitants of Denkyira-Obuasi have suffered an intense backlash from Ghanaians both home and abroad following the lynching of the late Major.

So far, over 30 suspects have been arrested and are facing trial for their involvement in the murder of the Major.

Following the incident, a lot of the residents are fleeing the area and some have complained of being discriminated against at places they have sought refuge.

Touching on his foundation to educate the public on instant (mob) justice, Captain Chubby Dennis Mahama said it was on course and has received thunderous support from members of the public and some senior business men.
 
 
 
Source: Isaac Owusu/peacefmonline.com
 
 

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