Court 14 Major Mahama 'killers' plead not guilty

The fourteen persons which includes the assembly man for Denkyira Obuasi had the full compliment of their legal available in court. The issue of legal representation for some of them led to two adjournments of the case.

  • Published:
Maj Mahama killers play

Maj Mahama killers

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The accused persons facing trial for the murder Major Maxwell Mahama have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The accused numbering fourteen pleaded not guilty to the charges murder and conspiracy to murder, when their pleas were taken in court at the High court.

The fourteen persons which includes the assembly man for Denkyira Obuasi had the full compliment of their legal available in court. The issue of legal representation for some of them led to two adjournments of the case.

The judge Justice Miriama Owusu also set 12th April as the date for the setting up of jury. The setting up of jury to hear the trial of the accused persons alleged to have murdered Major Maxwell Mahama was forcibly adjourned due to the rejection of eight potential jurors by the defence team.

READ ALSO: Lawyer abandons Major Mahama 'killers' in court

The accused persons and their lawyers rejected eight out of fourteen people who were presented to be selected to form seven member panel to hear the case. 

Major Mahama play

Major Mahama

 

The rejection of the eight which was within the rights of accused, left a vacant position to be filled to make the panel complete. This forced judge Mariama Owusu to adjourn the case to the 16th of April, where new people are expected to be brought for one to be selected to make the seven member panel complete.

The deceased, Major Mahama, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, is said to have been on his daily jogging routine on Monday [May 29, 2017], when some angry youth of the town attacked him, allegedly on suspicion of being an armed robber. T

he Police subsequently arrested over fifty suspects who had fled the town to other regions in the country. They subsequently discharged Thirty-six people leaving fourteen accused.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Marriage Material Stop hustling for husbands after acting 'silly' in...bullet
2 Millionaire's Club Kennedy Agyapong is not my business partner – Ibrahbullet
3 Katanka Car Kantanka releases Ghana's own G-Wagonbullet
4 Employment Govt to employ 100,000 graduates from May – Bawumia...bullet
5 Crime 3 Police officers arrested for renting out guns to armed...bullet
6 Photos Nana Addo, Bawumia throw Chief Imam a birthday partybullet
7 Alleged Fraud Police deny arrest of young millionaire Ibrahbullet
8 In Somanya Grandfather of 4-year-old boy shot by brother,...bullet
9 Crime Young Ghanaian millionaire Ibrah arrested for...bullet
10 Development Hot political dispute over who built Ho...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
2 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
3 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's Daughter As Second Wifebullet
4 Military Pack US historian Horne links US military presence in...bullet
5 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for $162,000...bullet
6 Failed Promises Nurses threaten to vote against NPPbullet
7 Ebony's Death Video of Ebony's soldier singing 'morale...bullet
8 Accident Truck driver survives death in accident at Taifabullet
9 Video Obinim dashes woman a child from his 'Children...bullet
10 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet

Local