- The burial of Major Captain Mahama is expected to see 200 soldiers on Accra’s principal streets
- Major Captain Mahama is expected to be honoured with a state burial on Friday, June 9
YEN can confirm that close to 200 army personal are expected to line up across the streets of the State House all the way down to the Military Cemetery tomorrow as part of final funeral rites of the late Major Maxwell Mahama.
The burial ceremony, which takes place on Friday, June 9, is expected to see the capital of Accra turn black and red as thousands of mourners and state officials including the president bid him his final goodbye.
Government says his burial will kick off at 7pm on Thursday night with a vigil at the Arakan Officers Mess. Major Maxwell's remains will then be conveyed from the 37 Military Hospital Morgue to the forecourt of the State House for a filing past on Friday, June 9.
This will take place between 6am and 9am. The body will then be taken to the Osu Cemetery for burial. This will be preceded by a burial service. The final funeral rite will be held at the forecourt of the State House immediately after the burial.
The killing of Major Mahama has attracted outrage among Ghanaians and even interested minds worldwide with the latest being a Colombian rapper, DC Dementor who described the mob justice as an injustice to Ghana’s democracy.
So far, Ghana’s security forces has put in place tight measures to arrest all culprits of the heinous crime as the president of the republic fumed that no one directly or indirectly linked to his killing will be dealt with by the law.
Just as any bad and terrible news would sell on the international media, Maxwell Mahama’s demise was clearly featured on the BBC and other international news outlets which examined the culture of jungle justice in Ghana and across Africa.
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