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    My son’s blood will be on your hands if you pardon his killers – Major Mahama’s mother warns president

    Mother of the late Major Maxwell Mahama, Veronica Bamford, has issued a stern warning, declaring that any future government granting parole to those convicted of her son’s murder would bear the responsibility for his blood.

    Major Mahama, a serving military officer, tragically lost his life in a mob lynching incident in Denkyira Obuasi, a town that garnered national attention. Twelve out of the 14 individuals involved were recently sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in the gruesome murder.

    Bamford, visibly moved and shedding tears, conveyed her anguish at the Attorney General’s office, where she had paid a courtesy call on Godfred Dame. 

    She expressed her gratitude for the successful prosecution of her son’s murderers but strongly rejected proposals to name a street after Major Maxwell Mahama in Denkyira Obuasi.

    “May they rot in hell, may they never come out, and any government that should come into power and give any of them parole, that government will have my son’s blood on their hands,” Bamford passionately stated, emphasizing her unwavering stance against leniency for the convicted individuals.

    The verdict, delivered on January 29, 2024, saw a unanimous guilty verdict for 12 of the accused, including the local assemblyman William Baah, Bernard Asamoah (aka Daddy), Kofi Nyarko (aka Abortion), Akwasi Baah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph Appiah Kubi, Michael Anim, John Bosie, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, and Kwadwo Anim. Two individuals, Bismark Donkor and Bismarck Abanga, were acquitted and discharged.

    Major Maxwell Mahama’s death remains a tragic chapter in Ghana’s history, and the recent convictions have been a significant step towards justice.


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