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General News of Friday, 2 June 2017

Source: Daily Graphic/gbconline

More suspects arrested in connection with Captain Mahama's gruesome murder

Reports from the Bono-Ahafo region of Ghana, say two more people suspected to be involved in the murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama have been arrested in Techiman.

The two, said to have witnessed the heartless act, were overheard narrating the incident, and so the police were tipped off and they were picked.

The Bono Ahafo Regional Police Crime Officer, Nana Kwaku Duah confirmed the arrest to Graphic Online but declined to give further details.

He, however, stated that for now, those arrested are not suspects but witnesses.

"We are taking them to Accra and I cannot comment further on the matter."

The reports from Techiman indicated the two whose names were yet to be known were arrested following a tip-off by some traders at the Techiman Market.

According to the reports, the traders were suspicious due to the conversation they heard from the two and tipped off the police to cause the arrest.

In a related development, seven suspects who were also said to be linked to the gruesome murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi, who crossed the Central Region to the Western and Brong Ahafo regions have been picked.

Five of them were picked at Asankragwa in the Western Region whilst the remaining two were picked up at Techiman in Brong Ahafo.

All the arrests were made on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the seven suspected persons in the gruesome murder of the Army Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama were arraigned before the Cape Coast District Court one.

The court presided over by her Ladyship Rita Amoaninwah Edusah, postponed the case to 19th of June this year following a plea by the Prosecutor ASP. Hillarnious Avornyo, for more time to do further investigation.

The suspects are currently being remanded in police custody.

Graphic Online’s Timothy Gobah reported from Cape Coast that it was not clear whether or not those arrested at Asankragwa were connected with the crime, but, according to the police, the suspects were being sent to the Central Regional Police Headquarters for further interrogation.

In a separate development, the police said they found a dead body with a knife wound on him at the outskirts of Denkyira-Obuasi.

They said a search on the dead body found a Voter’s ID card with the name Francis Bioh.

It was not clear what might have happened to him but the police gave an assurance that investigations were underway to find out the cause of death.