State to present fourth Prosecution witness in late Maj. Mahama case

By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA

Accra, Oct. 24, GNA – An Accra High Court
hearing the case involving the trial of the alleged murderers of the late Major
Maxwell Mahama on Wednesday adjourned the matter to November 14.

The adjournment was necessitated by the
absence in court of the fourth Prosecution Witness.

Mrs Evelyn Keelson, a Senior State Attorney,
told the Court that it was unfortunate that they could not bring their next
witness to court.

“We are to bring our witness today, but at the
last minute the witness informed us that he has an emergency, so could not make
it,” she added.

She prayed the Court to adjourn the case to
enable the State produce the witness at the next court sitting.

The Court presided over by Justice Mariama
Owusu, asked the State to inform lawyers for the accused persons to endeavour
to be in court at the next sitting, saying “we have wasted the whole of
October, so they should be present”.

The Jurors were also absent when the case was

Fourteen persons are standing trial at the
Accra High Court for the death of the late Major Mahama, an Officer of the 5th
Infantry Battalion at the Burma Camp, who was on duty at Denkyira-Obuasi, when
on May 29; some residents, who allegedly mistook him for an armed robber,
lynched him.

The mob allegedly ignored his persistent plea
that he was an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The accused are William Baah, the Assemblyman
of Denkyira Obuasi, Bernard Asamoah alias Daddy, Kofi Nyarko aka Abortion,
Akwasi Baah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph Appiah Kubi, Michael Anim and Bismarck

Others are John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles
Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, Bismarck Abanga and Kwadwo Anima.


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