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General News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018


5 lawyers for Major Mahama killers

A team of five lawyers has appeared in court to defend the 14 accused persons who have been charged with the murder of the ex-military officer Major Maxwell Adams Mahama.

Previously in court, the commencement of the trial was deferred because not all the accused persons had legal representation.

But, in court today, five lawyers appeared in court to cover all the accused persons who have pleaded not guilty to their respective count of abetment, conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

The legal team include, lawyer George Bernard Shaw, Augustines Obour, Augustine Gyamfi, Sheidu Nasibri and lawyer Godwin Gyamfi.

The court presided over Mariama Owusu, a court of appeal judge sitting with additional responsibility as a high court judge adjourned the matter to April 12, for a seven-member jury to be empanelled.