- 34 suspects were discharged and re-arrested by the police to pave way for the consolidation process in court
- The suspects were escorted in groups of five (5) to the District Court 3 presided over by Magistrate Ebenezer Kwaku Ansah
The fifty-three (53) suspects involved in the gruesome murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region were on Wednesday morning sent to court admit tight security.
According to a graphiconline.com report, the suspects were carried in two police trucks to the Accra Central District Court with fully armed policemen guarding them.
Also, Ghanaians throng to the court to catch a glimpse of the suspects.
Meanwhile, in court today, Magistrate Ebenezer Kwaku Ansah discharged 34 of the suspects who were rearrested by the police to ensure a consolidation of the legal process and thus also ensure one charge sheet for both the 34 suspects and 24 others arrested later.
The prosecution led by DSP George Amegah told the court the prosecution now has three separate charge sheets that they intend to consolidate so that all 58 accused persons can be presented to the court on one charge sheet.
Again, one of the suspects, 17- year-old Ebenezer Asamoah was ordered by the court to be sent to the borstal home on remand as he was presumed under age.
Major Mahama was lynched by some residents of Denkyira Obuasi on May 29, 2017, on suspicion he was an armed robber.
The military officer was the commander in charge of a detachment at Diaso, a suburb close to Denkyira Obuasi in the area.
The late soldier left behind a wife and two children.
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