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General News of Thursday, 6 July 2017

Source: mynews.com.gh

Denkyira-Boase snail seller, 12 others freed

Twelve suspects including the snail seller who snitched the assembly man leading to the lynching of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, was on Thursday freed by an Accra Central District Court.

Akosua Takyiwaa, alias Maame Bono and 12 others will now serve as prosecution witnesses in the case.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr George Amegah who prayed the court to discharge the suspects indicated that they were not directly involved the gruesome murder of the late soldier but help facilitate prosecution.

Akosua Takyiwaa, aka Maame Bono, was the one who raised a false alarm attracting the attention of the assembly man who immediately mobilized residents to lynch the soldier claiming he was a robber.

According to the police, she was arrested after her return to the village barely a fortnight after the unfortunate incident.

There are still conflicting accounts as to circumstances that led to the death of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama who was the platoon Commander at Denkyira-Boase in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region.

Whereas the military command and police investigators claim he was going on jogging and stopped to buy snails from the woman who saw a sidearm on him and snitched the assemblyman William Baah who then mobilized angry residents to lynch him, another account claimed he was invited to a meeting with a prior motive of killing him.

The 62 suspects who were arrested in connection with the incident have been trimmed 19 including William Baah, assembly man; Yaw Annor, mason; Akwasi Baah, famer;Kwame Tuffuor, driver; Akwasi Asante, famer;. Joseph Appiah-Kubi, driver; Kwadwo Animah, mason;Philip Badu, prison assistant; Kofi Nyame, farmer; Michael Anim; Bernard Asamoah, driver’s apprentice; Ebenezer Appiah; Charles Quainin, vulcanizer operator; Anthony Amoah, okada operator; Bismark Donkor, farmer; Kwame Agyei, farmer; Solomon Sackey, carpenter; John Bosie, driver’s apprentice and Vivian Asahene, unemployed will face prosecution for the murder.

All suspects have been provisionally charged with two counts of murder contrary to section 46 of the criminal code and other offences act of 1960, Act 29 as well as conspiracy to commit crime to wit murder: contrary to section 23(1) and 46 of the criminal and other offences act 1960 (Act 29).