Major Mahama murder case: Court rules on no case submission July 4

The High Court will on July 4, 2022, rule on a submission of no case made by lawyers of the alleged killers of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama.

A submission of no case is basically an application made by defendant lawyers asking a trial court for the acquittal of their client(s) without the accused having to present a defence.

The prosecution on Monday filed its responses to the submissions made by some defence lawyers in the case.

This was after an initial delay the prosecution said was occasioned by the failure of some defence lawyers to file their submissions within a court-stipulated time.

The Department of Attorney General (AG) has closed its case against the 14 being prosecuted for the alleged murder of the late Major Mahama, at Denkyira-Obuasi, in the Central Region.

The late army officer was allegedly killed by some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi during a morning health walk, in 2017.

Following his death, 53 people were arrested out of who 14 were screened to stand trial. The accused pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit crime and murder.

The late Major Mahama was on duty at Denkyira-Obuasi, when on May 29, 2017, some residents allegedly mistook him for an armed robber and lynched him. The mob had ignored his persistent plea that he was an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The accused persons are; William Baah, then-Assembly Member for DenkyiraObuasi, Bernard Asamoah, alias Daddy, Kofi Nyarko,alias Abortion, and AkwasiBaah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph AppiahKubi, Michael Anim and Bismarck Donkor.

The rest others are; John Bosie, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, Bismarck Abanga and Kwadwo Anima. They are facing the charges of Murder and Conspiracy to commit Murder. -citinewsroom

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