Captain Maxwell Mahama, who died Monday after being lynched by a mob in Denkyira-Obuasi, was an outstanding officer and man by all accounts.
A young father of two who was already a captain on the fast track to becoming a major, Mahama was apparently a symbol of what we should all aspire to be – except some bloodthirsty morons decided to kill him.
Since he rose to national prominence, Ghanaians have become interested in who exactly he was.
mynewsgh has compiled a list of 14 facts about Maxwell Mahama – some new information but others already known.
Check them out below…
1 He was born in 1985 and was 31 years old.
2 He was born to a military officer [his father – 3rd Infantry battalion Capt. Chubby Adam Mahama (RTD)] whose father was also a military officer.
3 He attended Services Basic School and John Teye Memorial School and Akosombo International for his basic education.
5 He joined the Military after Senior High School.
6 He enrolled and studied Political Science at the University of Ghana [Accra City Campus]
7 He completed his first Masters’ degree program after his BA degree.
8 He had enrolled in an MSc Criminology program in 2015 [Distance Learning] at the University of Leicester and was due to due to graduate at this summer’s degree ceremonies.
9 He got married to Barbara in August 2012.
10 The couple has two children.
11 He loves to play tennis and does so at the professional level
12 He is peace loving and often prefers dialogue in addressing situations according to his father.
13 He had just completed an exam to be promoted to the rank of a ‘Major’.
14 He is a nephew to former President John Dramani Mahama