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Asantehene Donates GHS 50 Thousand To Major Mahama’s Family

The Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu II has donated 50,000 Ghana cedis to the family of the late Major Mahama.

The money, according to Otumfuo, is to sponsor the education of the children of the late major.

The donation was made to the family of the late soldier at the Manhyia Palace during a courtesy call by the family of the late military man.

Otumfuor described Major Mahama as a gentle soldier who dedicated his life to the service of the country.

He urged the family to take solace in the fact that God who blessed them with the Major has taken him back.

The delegation that called on the Asantehene included the family head of Major Mahama, his father and widow, Babara Mahama.

Background

The deceased, Major Mahama, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, is said to have been on his daily jogging routine on Monday [May 29, 2017], when some angry youth of the town attacked him, allegedly on suspicion of being an armed robber.

The Police subsequently arrested over fifty suspects who had fled the town to other regions in the country.

At a previous hearing on July 6, 2017, 13 out of 32 were discharged. Their discharge followed a decision by the state to have them released.

Nineteen have been charged with murder and abetment of murder and are currently facing trial.

Meanwhile, the court earlier ordered the police to relocate a seventeen-year-old suspect to a borstal home to be remanded until the police are able to establish that he is eighteen.

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