- The defence team in the Major Mahama case has rejected the composition of the jury set up to hear the trial of the accused persons
- The case has thus been adjourned to April 16, 2018
- The late Major Mahama was gruesomely murdered at Denkyira Obuasi, now known as New Obuasi, on suspicion of being an armed robber
The accused persons in the murder of the late Major Maxwell Mahama have rejected the jury originally empanelled by the Accra High Court to handle their trial.
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The 14 accused persons appeared before the court on Thursday to meet the list of jurors penciled to trial the case.
However, they rejected 8 out of the 14 potential jurors who were presented to by court for selection.
That meant that only six jurors – made up of four males and two females – were selected.
Ghana’s legal system allows an accused person the right to object to the selection of three jurors without any explanation.
However, the accused will have to have a tangible reason if he or she want another juror dropped from the panel.
Due to the inability to empanel seven jurors to handle the case, the court, presided over by Justice Mariama Owusu, adjourned the case to April 16, 2018.
Five more jurors are expected to be presented, out of which one more will be chosen to join the already selected six.
The late Major Mahama was gruesomely murdered in Denkyira Obuasi on suspicion of being an armed robber.
The Police has since arrested many persons, with 14 of the accused currently standing trial.
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