The public relations officer of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), Nana Yaa Serwah, has told Showbiz that members of the association have been advised not to shoot or produce any movies about the death of Major Maxwell Mahama.
Family of the late Major has appealed to movie producers not to use the circumstances surrounding the late soldier’s death to produce any movies.
Family spokesperson, Mr. Douri Bennin Haji, urged movie producers to be circumspect and not venture into any production about the unfortunate incident to hurt the family more.
Major Maxwell Adams Mahama died on Monday, May 29, after he was lynched by residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region who mistook him for an armed robber because he was carrying a pistol.
The FIPAG official said apart from the plea from the family of the late soldier, public opinion is also strongly against any attempts by movie producers to use the circumstances surrounding the death of the Major for a movie.
“We respect the wishes of the family of the late Major and our independent monitoring of social media and public opinion shows that people are against the idea of such a movie. So I have made it clear to our members that no one should attempt to produce such a movie or even reference it in the title of any movie,” she said.
“The issue is pending in court with suspects still being arrested. No one knows how this will end so how can we capitalise on it to make money? Anyone who violates our directive will be punished,” she said.
Nana Yaa Serwah, however, pointed out that not every movie producer in the country is a member of FIPAG so they are not obliged to obey rules and regulations binding members of FIPAG.