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High Court continues with Major Mahama murder case today

The Accra High Court has adjourned today, the case in which Major Maxwell Adams Mahama was allegedly murdered at Denkyira Obuasi, in the Central Region, on May 29, 2017.

 No reason(s) was assigned for the adjournment.

On February 7, a witness identified Kwesi Asante, accused, as the one who came for her father’s gun that was allegedly fired at the late soldier.

The witness, Hannah Dwumah, 14, a pupil of Obuasi Roman Catholic Basic School, said Asante, who is one of the 14 people accused for the alleged murder of Major Mahama, took the gun from her father’s room in his absence.

Led in evidence by Mrs Evelyn Keelson, a chief state attorney, Dwumah stated that, on that fateful day, she went back home from school to take money.

The witness said when she arrived home, there was nobody except the accused, who came to ‘pick’ the gun and that accused ignored her when she inquired where Asante was taking the gun to.

Ms Dwumah, who testified in Twi (Akan), said she told her father about what happened and he reported the case to Duasi police.

Major Mahama was killed at Denkyira Obuasi on May 29, 2017. He was said to have been lynched during a morning walk that led him to Denkyira Obuasi.

Fourteen people including William Baah, a former Assembly Member of Denkyira Obuasi, are standing trial in connection with the death of the military officer.

They have all pleaded not guilty to charges ranging from murder, abetment to murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Five prosecution witnesses have so far testified and have been cross-examined in the case.

They were Warrant Officer (WO) Kwesi Sebi, Major Mahama’s second in command during a military operation at Diaso in the Central Region, Kwame Adjei, a welder at Denkyira Obuasi, Akosua Takyiwaa, the food seller who allegedly raised the false alarm that led to Major Mahama’s death, and Kodwo Nfum, a fuel attendant.

BY MALIK SULLEMANA

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