Application seeking discharge of Major Mahama ‘killers’ rejected

The suspects are expected to be in prison a little while longer

An Accra District Court has rejected an application for the discharge of six of the accused persons standing trial for the murder of military officer Major Maxwell Mahama.

The Court presided over by Worlanyo Kotoku on Tuesday maintained that the Attorney General, who acted in the absence of the lawyer for the accused, needed to come with a written application.

The Attorney General had made an oral application for the discharge of the suspects due to inadequate evidence to charge the six.

They are Yaw Annor,  Philip Badu, Kwame Adjei, Solomon Sackey, Vivian Asahene and Anthony Amoah.

The accused are part of over 20 persons arrested for the lynching of Major Mahama on Monday, May 29 in Denkyira-Obuasi in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region.

The military officer, then a captain, had been mistaken for an armed robber.

His death generated widespread condemnation to the extent that the town had to be renamed New Obuasi.

READ: Denkyira-Obuasi renamed New Obuasi

An endowment fund was set up by government to cater for the immediate family of the slain soldier, who was studying at the University of Leicester in the UK and was set to graduate.

Major M. A. Mahama

He was given a state burial on June 9, 2017.

His wife, Barbara, has since been sent on a foreign mission upon her own request.



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