Former president John Mahama has dedicated this year’s Fathers’ Day to the young military commander Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, who was lynched at Denkyira-Obuase in the Central region.

Major Mahama was killed in cold blood three weeks ago by an incensed mob, who allegedly mistook him for an armed robber after a woman had raised a false alarm upon spotting a sidearm on him.

He left behind a wife and two children.

As the world recognizes the role being played by fathers in molding the family, former president Mahama took to Twitter to honour his late nephew and “all servicemen who’ve fallen in the line of duty and their children robbed of daddy’s joy”.