Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has unveiled the statue of Major Mahama, the soldier who was killed by residents of Diaso in the Upper Denkyira District of the Central Region.
It was also to commemorate the two years passing of the soldier and serve as a national campaign against mob action.
The monument shows the late Major Mahama with an outstretched left arm, calling for curtailment of mob action, and the right arm securing his weapon.
Exactly two years ago, Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was lynched by a mob at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.
News of his grisly killing went viral the next day shocking the entire nation. The incident attracted round condemnation, resurrecting the debate about the culture of mob justice in the country.
The town of Denkyira-Obuasi also gained notoriety as the history of the town’s past violent activities were replayed much to the chagrin of the public.
Major Mahama was an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion and was on official duty in the area when he was attacked by a mob while on his routine jogging exercise with trump up claim that he was an armed robber.
The construction of a 20-foot monument in honour of the late solder at the Airport Hills Roundabout had been met with stiff opposition from a group of residents of La who say they see no reason why the monument should be on their land when the deceased officer was killed.
Unveiling the statue, Mr Nitiwul called on Ghanaians to learn from the murder and eschew the practice of instant justice.
Mr Nitiwul said it was in fulfilment of the President’s promise to the family of the deceased and to the people of Ghana.
Major Mahama’s family made the request known during a courtesy call on the president in 2017, where they expressed the hope that the monument would serve as a reminder of the tragedy and a deterrent to the canker of mob justice in Ghana.