-A 17-year old suspect in the Major Mahama lynching has been remanded in a borstal home
-The Presiding Judge on the case gave the order so as to ascertain his real age
-The juvenile has also been charged with the murder Major Mahama
The Ghana Police has been ordered by an Accra High court to relocate one of the suspects into a borstal home before they carry on with their investigations to ascertain his real age.
The suspects were arrested after video of the late Major’s lynching went viral on social media.
Among the many suspects that were rounded up from all over the place, a 17-year old boy was also picked up by the Police as a partaker in the lynching of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama in Denkyira-Obuasi on May 29.
However, presiding Judge on the case in an Accra District Court, Ebenezer Kwaku Ansah said that the boy, whose age was given as 17, should first be separated from the other suspects and put into a juvenile home till his real age is ascertained by the Police.
The judge said that the young man could not be placed in police custody till it is ascertained that he is more than 17 years.
All the suspects in the case have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The same charge applies to the 17-year old juvenile.
In all 31 suspects have been arrested and remanded in connection with the lynching of the military man. All 31 suspects are still been held by the Police.
In the court hearing that took place today, 26 other suspects who were brought before the court were discharged. According to the prosecution for the case, the discharge was based on the fact that there was not enough evidence to put them on trial since investigations into the lynching were still being carried out.
However, they were all rearrested after they had been released.
It has been ascertained through investigations that the Major was shot several times before he was set ablaze by the mob.
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