Mahama Trial: Six accused person to be discharged

The Late Major Maxwell Mahama

Six accused persons involved in the murder of Major Maxwell Mahama are to be discharged by the Accra Central Magistrate court.

The six are Yaw Annor, Philip Badu, Kwame Agyei, Solomon Sackey, Vivian Asahene and Anthony Amoah.

Mrs Evelyn Keelson, a Chief State Attorney, told the court presided over by Worlanyo Kotoku that per advice from the Attorney General, there were no enough evidence to prosecute the six persons, hence the orders for their discharge.

According to the Chief State Attorney, the State was ready to begin the committal process at the next adjourned date.

Mrs Keelson cited Section 59 of the Criminal Act which clearly States that on the instructions of AG, an accused person may be discharged.

The court has, therefore, directed the A-G to serve the parties with a bail of indictment, after it refused to take the oral submission to discharge them.

The case was adjourned to December 19.

Major Mahama, an Officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion at the Burma Camp was on duty at Dankyira-Obuasi, when on May 29, he was lynched by some residents, who allegedly mistook him for an armed robber because he had a pistol in his back pocket.

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

In the cause of the investigations 22 persons were arrested and place in police custody pending trial.

Source: GNA

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