- Major Maxwell Mahama's wife, Barbara, is marking the fourth anniversay of his pasing
- Barbara shared two photos and a touching message on social media
- Many people have wished her and their children well
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It has been four years since Major Maxwell Mahama lost his life and his wife, Barbara Mahama, is marking the anniversary in solemness.
Major Mahama, then Captain Mahama, was lynched while on duty at Denkyira Obuasi in the Uper Denkyira West District of the Central Region in 2017.
Initial reports suggested that Major Mahama had been mistaken for an armed robber but it turned out later that his lynching was orchestrated by some people involved in 'galamsey' (illegal mining) who were not pleased with the presence of Mahama and other soldiers in the town.
With such a painful end to her husband's life, there is no way Barbara could ever forget this day.
Taking to Instagram page, Barbara shared two photos. One had Major Mahama walking with one of their twin sons while the other is a of a wreath.
Posting the photos, Mrs Mahama pleaded that people should see it normal for mothers to have kids without their father's being around.
She also prayed for her husband to rest well.
"Year 4! Be intentional about life, be intentional about love , be intentional... Normalise seeing mothers with kids without dads. Rest well Maxwell #life #death #grief #intentionalliving #gratefulheart."
Reactions from Ghanaians
Following Barabara's post, many of her followers on the photo sharing app have shared words of encouragement with her.
"Grace is sufficient for you & the fam ❤️ keep being strong ❤️❤️❤️."
"May God continue to strengthen you and be your comforter Barbara! May he continue to rest in the Lord! ❤️."
"Sending you lots of hugs and kisses Barbara."
"The strongest woman, the Lord our God is your strength❤️❤️❤️."
"Your strength and courage is beyond words and I admire you from afar.Keep strengthening yourself in the Lord.sending u love and hugs❤️❤️."
Trial of suspects
Meanwhile, 11 people who have been put before court over the lynching Major Mahama recently recanted their statements to the police.
The alleged killers accused the police of forcing them to admit to killing the late military officer.
A mini-trial will therefore be held to ascertain the veracity of their claim.
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