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Trial of suspects in Maxwell Mahama’s murder set for February 15

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The trial of fourteen people suspected to have killed Major Maxwell Mahama has been scheduled to start on February 15,2018.

The state has revealed to the Accra Central District court that 15 witnesses will be called to testify in the full trial of the murder of Major Maxwell Mahama.

A Chief State Attorney, Evelyn Keelson told the court during the committal hearing that they are relying on 52 exhibits including guns, sticks, metal block, pictures of the crime scene among others.

The deceased, Major Mahama, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, at Burma Camp in Accra but on a national assignment at Denkyira Obuasi now known as New 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, 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.

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