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General News of Friday, 9 June 2017


Mahama's murder: 51 remanded

An Accra Central District Court has today, Friday 9th June, 2017, remanded seven more suspects arrested by police in connection with the murder of Major Maxwell Mahama in police custody to re-appear on 21st June, 2017.

They are 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).

This brings the total number of remanded suspects to 51, eight of whom are women.

This was contained in statement released by the Ghana Police as they assured the public “that work is in progress to bring all persons connected to the murder to face the full rigours of the law”.

The late soldier was lynched by a group of people at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region where he was on official duty to combat illegal small-scale mining, popularly known as galamsey.

The angry mob mistook Major Mahama for an armed robber after a snail seller spotted a pistol on him when he was reaching for his pocket to pay for snails he had bought from her while jogging on Monday 29 May.

Government has promised a Trust Fund to help the family of the deceased with a seed fund of GHS500,000 with President Akufo-Addo also pledging some GHS 50,000 from his personal coffers to the bereaved family.

He has been given a state burial with full military funeral traditions at the Osu cemetery.