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General News of Friday, 2 June 2017


17th suspect nabbed in Captain Mahama killing

One more suspect believed to be involved in the murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama, has been detained by Police in Sefwi Dwinase in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality of the Western Region.

The suspected has been identified as Appiah Emmanuel.

This brings to 17, the total number of suspects who have been rounded up in connection with the killing.

Captain Mahama was lynched by some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Upper West Denkyira District of the Central Region, when he was allegedly mistaken for a robber.

The Police in the Central Region had arrested nine more persons earlier on Friday, in connection with the murder.

Two of the arrested suspects were apprehended after they were overheard by some market women at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region, narrating how the Captain was murdered.

Another one of the suspects was arrested in Techiman, while five others were arrested at Asankragua in the Western Region.

One of the suspects, identified as Charles Akwasi Buah, was arrested on Friday dawn following a tip-off by an informant at Domenasi Ojobi in the Central Region.

Some reports say his girlfriend allegedly drew the attention of the Police that he was seeking refuge in her house after fleeing Denkyira-Obuasi. Before the nine arrested today [Thursday], seven of those arrested earlier had already made their first appearance in court, and have been remanded to police custody to reappear on 19th June, 2017.

The seven included an Assembly Member from Denkyira-Obuasi, William Baah, who turned himself into police custody.