- 13 suspects alleged to have been involved in the murder of the military officer freed
- The unfortunate murder of Major Mahama happened in May
An Accra Magistrate Court has discharged 13 of the alleged suspects involved in the gruesome murder of late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama.
According to the police, their investigations revealed that the 13 were not directly involved in the lynching of the military man.
The prosecution told the court that their investigations in Denkyira Obuasi led to the exoneration of the 13.
The 13 were part of the initial 32 arrested and charged with murder in the initial hearings. The remaining 19 including a woman, are still facing charges of murder.
The police also told the court “the discharged suspects could help as witnesses in their case against the 19 persons who are still facing charges.”
Major Mahama was the commander in charge of a military detachment in Diaso until he was lynched in Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region when he was mistaken to be an armed robber by residents of the town.
He died on May 29, 2017. Major Mahama left behind a wife and two children.
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