Court commits 14 over Maj Mahama’s death; trial begins on February 15

Trial begins for suspects on February 15, 2018

The Accra District Court has committed 14 persons accused of lynching Major Maxwell Adam Mahama to commence trial on February 15, 2018.

The trial judge,  Ebenezer kwaku Ansah held that facts presented to the court provide ample evidence for the suspects to stand trial.

Trial for the 14 including the Assemblyman for Denkyira Obuasi who was alleged to have initiated the attack leading to the lynching of the soldier is therefore set to take place at the High Court.

The prosecution in charge of the case informed the court of having 15 witnesses and some 52 exhibits in the form of video recordings of the incident, cement blocks among some possessions of the deceased soldier to be presented upon the commencement of the trial as evidence.

The 14 suspects were part of some 52 people who were earlier brought before court when the case begun; out of which 38 of them were discharged.

Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, now deceased was lynched with parts of his body burnt on suspicion of being an armed robber by some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region in 2017 while he was on an anti-galamsey mission.

Source:| Ghana

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