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General News of Monday, 12 June 2017


Mahama’s death: Snail seller at Denkyira-Boase arrested

The snail seller who snitched the assembly member for Denkyira-Boase, William Baah after spotting a sidearm on the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama has been arrested.

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.

Her arrest brings to 52 the number of suspects who have been linked to the death of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama who was buried last Friday June 9, 2017.

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.

52 suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the incident with the latest being 7 who were last Friday remanded by an Accra Central District Court including; Akwasi Baah, Solomon Sackey, Kwame Agyei, Joseph Appiah Kubi (aka Kum Dede), Akosua Takyiwaa (aka Maabono), Esther Dauda (aka Asha) and Michael Kumah (aka Kojo Anim) to reappear on June 21, 2017

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).