-The snail seller who reportedly blew the alarm to initiate the lynching of major Mahama has been discharged
-The court would use her, along with 12 other discharged suspects as witnesses
-She claimed that she though the late military man was an armed robber which caused her to raise an alarm
One of the women at the center of the lynching of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama has been discharged by an Accra High Court Thursday morning after the case was called and heard.
Akosua Takyiwaa, also known as Maame Bono, was the snail seller who first alerted some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi after she allegedly suspected that the late Major was an armed robber.
She was discharged along with 12 other people who were currently being held as suspects in the infamous lynching of the army man that went viral on social media.
According to reports coming from the proceeding on Thursday morning, the prosecution have moved from their earlier stance of charging them with murder and due to new developments now wants to use as witnesses in the murder case.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr George Amegah in an interview with Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson indicated that on May 29, Akosua Takyiwaa alerted some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi about the suspicious activities of Major Maxwell Adams Mahama which led to his lynching.
She said that Major Maxwell Mahama stopped her to buy some of her snails.
She told the police that she saw late Major Mahama’s side arm which made her suspect that he was an armed robber, leading to her raising an alarm for his capture.
However, the woman who was seen taking pictures of the late Major Mahama’s body in viral pictures on social media, Madam Vivian Asahene is amongst the remaining 19 suspects who prosecutors have decided to go ahead with their prosecution.
The remaining suspects to be put on trial for the murder of Major Maxwell Adams Mahama include: William Baah, assembly man; Yaw Annor, mason; Akwasi Baah, famer; Kwame Tuffuor, driver; Akwasi Asante, famer;Joseph Appiah-Kubi, driver; Kwadwo Animah, mason; Philip Badu, prison assistant; Kofi Nyame, farmer; Michael Anim; Bernard Asamoah, driver’s apprentice; Ebenezer Appiah; Charles Quainin, vulganizer operator; Anthony Amoah, okada operator; Bismark Donkor, farmer; Kwame Agyei, farmer; Solomon Sackey, carpenter; John Bosie, driver’s apprentice and Vivian Asahene, unemployed.
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