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General News of Thursday, 23 November 2017


Major Mahama’s autopsy report submitted to court

The Accra Central Magistrate court presided over by Ebenezer Kwaku Ansah has received into its custody the autopsy report of Major Maxwell Mahama.

The judge has ordered the court registry to serve both the prosecution and Attorney General’s Department with copies of the autopsy report for direction.

The case has been adjourned to Dec 12.

The court in October ordered the Pathologist Department at 37 Military Hospital to furnish the Director-General of CID with the autopsy report of Major Maxwell Mahama.

The decision followed a request by the prosecutor DSP George Amega asking the court to order for the release of the post-mortem report on the late soldier, claiming it is an important information that will facilitate the investigative work by Police.

The Head of Pathology Department at 37 Military Hospital, Dr Lawrence Adusei in October, told the Court that the full autopsy report will be ready by today, November, 23.

Dr Adusei told the court that he needed some crime scene experts, pictures, and ballistic experts to conclude his report.

The deceased, Major Mahama, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, at Burma Camp in Accra but on a national assignment at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, was said to have been on his daily jogging session on Monday [May 29, 2017], when some angry youth of the town attacked him, allegedly on suspicion that he was an armed robber.

The Police subsequently arrested over fifty suspects who had fled the town to other regions in the country.

Further investigations reduced the number of suspects to 19.