19 Major Mahama’s ‘killers’ charged, 13 discharged, 14 on the run

Upon the completion of their investigations, the police have formally charged 19 persons of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, with the murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama.

The accused, who appeared before the Accra Central District Court “3” yesterday, were remanded in police custody until July 19, 2017.

They comprised 18 men of various professions, and one unemployed woman, called Madam Vivian Sahene, also known as “Mafia”.

Thirteen people were discharged and would be used as prosecution witnesses against the accused, whilst 14 others are on the run.

Those to stand trial are: William Baah, teacher and Assembly Member, Yaw Annor, mason, Akwasi Baah, farmer, Kwame Tuffour, driver, Akwasi Asante, farmer, Joseph Appiah Kubi, driver, Kwadwo Animah, mason, Philip Badu, Prison Assistant, Kofi Nyame, farmer, and Michael Anim.

The rest are, Bernard Asamoah, driver’s apprentice, Ebenezer Appiah, Charles Quainin, vulcanizer, Anthony Amoah, Okada Operator, Bismark Donkor, farmer, Kwame Agyei, farmer, Solomon Sackey, carpenter, John Bosie, driver’s apprentice and Vivian Sahene, unemployed.

Those on the run and are on the wanted list of the police, are, Yaw Amankwa, Kwadwo Fordjour, Kwabena Kenkeba, Tikwa, Yaw Boadu, Fuseini, Madam Deedikor, Eric Asante, Nana Kwadwo, Kweku Diesel, Kofi Ahenkora, Solo, Rasta and Wiser.

The prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Amega, told the judge, Mr. Ebenezer K. Ansah that the court should discharge all the 32 people, who were initially supposed to be tried, so that  fresh charges would be preferred against them.

It was in the light of this that the number was reduced to 19 persons for prosecution.

The court heard that the accused have been charged with “acting together with others at large on  May 29 2017, at  Denkyira Obuasi in the Upper Denkyira District of the Central Region to commit crime: murder.”

DSP. Amega asked that the 19 persons be remanded, adding that they had been helpful to the police in their investigations.

Mr. Bernard Shaw, counsel for the accused, said that he would not apply for bail for his clients since it was in their interest to be under police protection for now.

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