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General News of Friday, 2 June 2017


Mahama lynching: Another suspect grabbed

Police have picked up another man in connection with the murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama.

According to Class FM’s Central regional reporter Raymond Kwofie, the suspect had visited his girlfriend at Gomoa Dominase in the Central Region but her girlfriend reported him to the police at Gomoa Odjobi, after which the police moved in to arrest him.

This brings the number of suspects arrested in connection with the incident to eight.

Seven were arraigned Thursday morning at a Magistrate Court in Cape Coast where police prosecutors, led by ASP Avornyo, prayed the court to remand the accused persons to appear again on Monday, June 19 as investigations into the gruesome murder continue.

They were arrested by a joint military and police taskforce deployed to the area on Tuesday to find the killers of the late captain. Counsel for the accused, George Bernard Shaw, did not oppose the request by the prosecution.

Captain Mahama was lynched by an angry mob at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on suspicion that he was an armed robber on Monday 29 May when a group of people he asked directions from while jogging spotted a pistol on him.