Major Mahama’s murder: State witness involved in accident

Major Mahama’s murder: State witness involved in accident

- ACP Baffour Apenteng Nyamekye, a prosecution witness in the case of murdered army man, the late Major Maxwell Mahama, has been involved in an accident

- He has however recovered from his injuries and was discharged from the hospital on Monday, July 8, 2019

- 14 people have so far been accused of being complicit in the murder of the military man and they are standing trial for the crime

A prosecution witness in the trial of suspected murderers of the late Major Maxwell Mahama, ACP Baffour Apenteng Nyamekye, has been involved in an accident.

The Accra High Court was informed that ACP Nyamekye, who gave his evidence in chief and was cross-examined as the 12th prosecution witness, was informed in the accident but discharged on Monday, July 10, 2019.

The chief state attorney, Evelyn Keelson, informed the court that she briefly interacted with the witness and prayed the court for an adjournment.

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Per a report by, the court, presided over by Justice Mariama Owusu, a Court of Appeal Judge, adjourned the trial to Tuesday, July 23, 2019 for continuation.

Fourteen people are on trial at an Accra High Court over the killing of Major Mahama, who was an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, at Burma Camp.

The late military man was on duty at Denkyira-Oboasi in the Central Region when on May 29, 2017, some residents allegedly mistook him for an armed robber and lynched him.

Those accused of the crime are William Baah, the assemblyman of Denkyira Obuasi, Bernard Asamoah alias Daddy, Kofi Nyame a.k.a Abortion, Akwasi Boah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph Appiah Kubi, Michael Anim and Bismarck Donkor.

The rest are John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, Bismarck Abanga and Kwadwo Anima.

Meanwhile, understands that 18 people have been arrested after two groups clashed at Dagomba Asokore Mampong municipality of the Ashanti region.

Two rival groups, whose members were wielding guns and cutlasses, caused damage to properties and injured people in the process.

The incident occurred after three rooms and three stalls in the slum were burnt by squatters after clashes with the police.

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