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Court discharges seven suspects in Mahama’s lynching


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By
Afedzi Abdullah/ Isaac Arkoh, GNA

Cape Coast, June 19,
GNA – Seven persons standing trial in connection with the lynching of Captain
Maxwell Adam Mahama at a Cape Coast Magistrate court were on Monday discharged
by the court.

The Prosecution,
Police Chief Inspector Charles Anku said national headquarters of the Criminal
Investigations Department (CID) of the Police has taken over investigat

By
Afedzi Abdullah/ Isaac Arkoh, GNA

Cape Coast, June 19,
GNA – Seven persons standing trial in connection with the lynching of Captain
Maxwell Adam Mahama at a Cape Coast Magistrate court were on Monday discharged
by the court.

The Prosecution,
Police Chief Inspector Charles Anku said national headquarters of the Criminal
Investigations Department (CID) of the Police has taken over investigations of
the case.

He therefore pleaded
with the court to discharge the accused persons    for them to be handed over to the national
command for further investigation.

The court, presided
over by Ms Rita Amoaniwaa Edusah, accordingly granted the request and
discharged the accused persons.

The counsel for the
accused persons, George Benard Shaw however expressed his dissatisfaction with
the manner in which the case was being handled.

He told the court that
he had been denied access to his clients after several efforts, while
prosecution had also denied some of the accused persons who sustained wounds
access to health care.

According to him, such
practices was against natural justice and should not be entertained.

The court ordered the
prosecution to ensure that the wounded were sent to the hospital for treatment
adding that it was only when they were fit that they could stand trial.

She also asked them to
allow their counsels to have access to suspects.

It could be recalled
that on Monday May 29, Major Mahama was gruesomely murdered at Denkyira-obuasi
by some youth of the area who alleged he was an armed robber.

Seven persons were
arrested in connection with the act and were subsequently arraigned before the
court on Thursday June 1 and they were remanded.

At least 50 residents
of Denkyira-Obuasi have so far been arrested in connection with the act while
the Police continued to search for more suspects.

They have all been put
before various courts and have been remanded.

GNA


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