Court rejects plea by State to release 6 Major Mahama 'killers'

The prosecution led by senior state attorneys Evelyn Kilson had prayed the court to discharge the six due to the lack of substantial evidence to prosecute them.

The judge, Worlanyo Kotuku, explained that the prosecution should have come with a written application rather than the oral one they adopted.

The prosecution led by senior state attorneys Evelyn Kilson prayed the court to discharge the six due to the lack of substantial evidence to prosecute them.

Captain Maxwell Mahama of the 5 Battalion of Infantry at Burma Camp in Accra who was on detachment duties at Diaso in the Central Region was lynched to death by the youth of the town.

The officer was on operational duties at the Alaska C&G Mining Company at Amenase Forest, near Diaso in the Central Region.

He was said to be jogging when some residents accused him of being part of a robbery gang that stormed Denkyira-Obuasi the previous day. Other reports say the assemblyman of the area organised some youth in the town to beat him to death.

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