Maj. Mahama’s murder: Court frees 26; 32 to stand trial

Police prosecutors say they are ready to prosecute 32 out of the 58 suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama.

The prosecutors made the announcement when the suspects appeared at the Accra Central District Court Wednesday morning.

According to the police prosecutors, they have firm grounds to prosecute the 32 persons following their investigations so far.

These 32 include the Assemblyman for the Denkyira Obuasi William Baah, who allegedly mobilised and led the brutality that claimed the life of Major Mahama.

The remaining 26 have been discharged by the court pending further investigations, TV3’s Selorm Amenyah reports.

Meanwhile, one of the accused persons Ebenezer Asamoah who claims that he is a 17 year old student  would be taken to the Borstal Institute, the court ordered. Initial reports had suggested that Asamoah was 12 years.

The 32 accused persons have been remanded into police custody and are to reappear on the 6th of July 2017.

Selorm however reported that the 26 who were discharged by the court were rearrested by the police. The police claimed the people are needed to assist the police’s investigations into the murder of the senior military officer.

Major Maxwell Mahama was lynched by a mob at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on May 29, 2017 while jogging in what residents claimed was a mistaken identity: he was mistaken for an armed robber.

Source: | Ghana

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