Major Mahama murder trial resumes after 8 month hiatus

The late Major was on duty at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region when on May 29, 2017, some residents allegedly mistook him for an armed robber and lynched him.

By Yvonne Asare Offei.

The substantive trial in the case of the Republic and William Baah, and 13 others for the murder of Major Maxwell Mahama, has resumed after eight months’ suspension.

The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Mariama Owusu, put the trial on hold as per statutes to conduct a mini-trial.

During the mini-trial, all independent witnesses who were present when the accused persons’ statements were taken, were invited to testify and the accused persons also opened their defence. In a ruling on the Mini-trial, the court said, the evidence showed that the investigation caution and charge statements were legally obtained.

The Court, therefore, overruled the objections raised by counsel for the accused persons.

The Investigator, Chief Inspector Agyakwah, the last of the Prosecution Witnesses, is however cleared to tender those exhibits as part of his evidence.

The case has been adjourned to the 13th of December, 2021.

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