- A prosecution witness, Solomon Sackey, has identified 4 people who allegedly attacked the late Major Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi
- Sackey named the suspects as Bernard Asamoah alias Daddy, Joseph Appiah Kubi, Michael Anim and Akwasi Baah.
- The 4 are part of 14 people accused of playing various roles in the death of the soldier
A prosecution witness in the trail of 14 people accused of killing Major Maxwell Mahama has identified four of the suspects.
Peacefmonline reports that the witness, Solomon Sackey, led in his evidence-in-chief by Evelyn Keelson, a chief state attorney, said he saw the suspects hit the late soldier with different weapons.
The suspected killers he identified are Bernard Asamoah alias Daddy, Joseph Appiah Kubi, Michael Anim and Akwasi Baah.
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Sackey went on to say that he saw Kubi hit Mahama’s head with a block as a mob attacked the soldier.
The court, presided over Justice Mariama Owusu, an Appeal Court judge, sitting as an additional High Court judge, heard that Anim landed a blow on Major Mahama.
Baah and Asamoah, according to Sackey, also took turns to hit Mahama on his head with various objects.
Shedding light on how the incident occurred, he stated that he was at his carpentry shop on May 29, 2017, when he heard that a robber has been apprehended by people in the town.
He therefore picked a stick and ran to the direction of the noise ostensibly to attack the supposed robber.
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“When I got there, they were still beating him so I put my stick down to go and prevent them from beating him. I decided to drop the stick because of the way they were beating him; I felt pity for him”, Sackey recounted.
He said that after the lynching, word got out that the deceased was a military person so he absconded to a friend’s house at Bogosu for fear of reprisal attacks from the military.
He said he later reported himself to the police after it emerged that he appeared in the ‘lynching’ videos.
Sackey told the court that he was kept in custody and was taken to court as one of the suspects but was later discharged of the accusations.
Major Maxwell Mahama was allegedly killed by 14 people and others who were still at large, at Denkyira Obuasi, where he was on detachment duties.
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The then army captain was on a 20-kilometre walk when he was reportedly mistaken for a thief by some women he had bought some snails from.
The women, after spotting his official pistol, allegedly called the assemblyman for the area, William Baah, to raise the alarm.
The assemblyman allegedly organized people in the town to lynch the soldier and later set parts of his body ablaze.
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