General News of Friday, 7 July 2017
The over 65 persons who were arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama have been discharged except 19 who will be charged for the offence.
Thirteen of them including the snail seller, Akosua Takyiwaa, alias Maame Bono who snitched the assembly man leading to the lynching of the late soldier were on Thursday freed by an Accra Central District Court and will now be used as prosecuting witnesses.
According to police investigators, the 19 suspects include; William Baah, assemblyman who organized the angry residents; 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, vulcanizer operator; Anthony Amoah, okada operator; Bismark Donkor, farmer; Kwame Agyei, farmer; Solomon Sackey, carpenter; John Bosie, driver’s apprentice and Vivian Asahene, unemployed.
They have been charged with two counts of murder contrary to section 46 of the criminal code and other offences act of 1960, Act 29 as well as conspiracy to commit crime to wit murder: contrary to section 23(1) and 46 of the criminal and other offences act 1960 (Act 29)
There are still conflicting accounts as to circumstances that led to the death of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama who was the platoon Commander at Denkyira-Boase in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region.
Whereas the military command and police investigators claim he was going on jogging and stopped to buy snails from the woman who saw a sidearm on him and snitched the assemblyman William Baah who then mobilized angry residents to lynch him, another account claimed he was invited to a meeting with a prior motive of killing him.