Lynched Soldier Seven alleged killers of Major Mahama discharged

Police prosecutors said the Police Central Intelligence Department Headquarters in Accra has taken over the case

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A High Court at Cape Coast in the Central region has discharged seven persons who were arrested for their alleged complicity in the murder of the late Major Maxwell Mahama and transferred to Accra for trial.

This is to allow the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police to prosecute the seven accused persons in Accra.

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The assemblyman of Denkyira-Obuasi, William Baah, who is alleged to have led the mob action that resulted in the death of Major Mahama is part of the seven persons facing prosecution.

The rest are: Bismark Donkor, Philip Badu, Kofi Nyame, Anthony Amoah, Kofi Badu, and Yaw Annor.


Police prosecutors said the Police Central Intelligence Department Headquarters in Accra has taken over the case, hence prayed the court to discharge the accused persons.

Counsel for the accused persons, George Bernard Shaw, did not object to the request by the prosecution but asked told the court to give the assemblyman, William Baah, who obtained an injury to be given a medical attention.

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The judge, Rita Amonyiwaa Edusah, discharging the accused persons questioned why five of the accused persons were brought to court without having shoes on but they informed the court that they were arrested barefooted.

play Assemblyman of Denkyira-Obuasi, William Baah


The court in view of the prosecution’s request, discharged the seven persons and struck out the case.

Meanwhile, police have also revealed that five out of the 12 persons declared wanted for the murder have been arrested.

They are Bernard Asamoah aka Daddy, Bismark Asamoah aka Rasta, Sarah Mensah, John Boakye, and Kwame Awona.

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