Former president John Dramani Mahama has paid homage to the late Major Maxwell Mahama, the Ghana Army officer whose death at the hand of a vicious mob at Denkiyra Obuasi in the Central Region three weeks ago stunned the nation.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Mahama dedicated Fathers' Day to the late soldier, whose death shook the nation and sparked a resolve of "never again".
Noting that the late soldier left behind two children, Mahama said they had been robbed of the joy of their father of the occasion of Father's Day.
The former president also dedicated the day to all servicemen who have fallen in the line of duty and whose children will not be able to celebrate them on Sunday.
"Dedicating this fathers day to Maj. Max Mahama & all servicemen who've fallen in the line of duty & their children robbed of daddy's joy," he wrote.
Mahama's gesture instantly drew praise from many social media users.
However, it also broke the hearts of many social media users who had to relive the pain they felt when news of Major Mahama's death first broke.
Major Mahama was killed by a mob at Denkira Obuasi, where he was on detachment duties.
The then army captain was on a 20 kilometre walk when he was reportedly mistaken for a thief by some women from whom he stopped to buy snails.
The women who thought he was an armed robber after spotting his official pistol called the assembly man in the area to raise an alarm.
The assembly man then quickly organised people in the town to lynch the soldier, according to the police.
Major Mahama's death provoked widespread condemnation and outrage and sparked a campaign against mob violence.
After being posthumously promoted to Major by the military, he was buried with full military honours in Accra last week Friday.
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