Maj. Mahama murder: crime scene not cordoned – Investigator

Chief Inspector Samuel Agyakwa, 14th prosecution witness in the trial involving alleged murder of the late Major Maxwell Mahama, has told an Accra High Court that the crime scene of the late military officer was not cordoned.

Fourteen persons are standing trial at an Accra High Court over the killing of Major Mahama, who was an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, at Burma Camp.

They are William Baah, the Assemblymember of DenkyiraObuasi; Bernard Asamoah alias Daddy; Kofi Nyame aka Abortion; AkwasiBoah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph AppiahKubi, Michael Anim and Bismarck Donkor.

The rest are John Bosie, AkwasiBaah, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, Bismarck Abanga and Kwadwo Anima.

The late Major Mahama 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.

The mob had allegedly ignored Major Mahama’s persistent plea that he was an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces.

Chief Insp. Agyakwa said despite the fact that the crime scene was not cordoned,it was safe because the military and police were present.

He said the police and military went to the crime scene and arrested the suspects the day of the incident.

Chief Insp. Agyakwasaid before the police and military arrested the suspects, the Central Regional crime officers and Diaso police officers led ASP Agyeman to the place.

He said people deserted the town because of the presence of the police and military.

The trial was adjourned to January 17. -GNA

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