Major Mahama murder case: State to present 11th witness

The state on June 19, 2019, will present its eleventh prosecution witness, a ballistic expert, to give evidence in the trial involving the alleged murderers of the late Major Maxwell Mahama.

Mrs Evelyn Keelson, Chief State Attorney, told Accra High Court, presided by Justice Mariama Owusu that the witness, who was expected in court on Tuesday, June 11, failed because he was writing examinations at the Police Training College.

At the last adjourned date, Mr George Bernard Shaw, the defence counsel for William Baah, told the court that the 10th witness, Chief Inspector Daniel Yeboah, was not truthful to the court, because his evidence was not a reflection of the contents of the Police Station Diary at the police station on that fateful day, but the witness disagreed.

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.

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.

The mob had ignored his persistent plea that he was an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The accused are William Baah, an Assembly member of Denkyira Obuasi, Bernard Asamoah alias Daddy, Kofi Nyame a.k.a Abortion, Akwasi Boah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph Appiah Kubi, Michael Anim and Bismarck Donkor.

Others are John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, Bismarck Abanga and Kwadwo Anima. – GNA

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