Twelve out of the 14 accused persons in the Major Maxwell Mahama murder trial were on Monday found guilty of the offence of murder.

They have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

That was after a seven-member panel returned a unanimous verdict of guilty against the assemblyman for the area, William Baah, Bernard Asamoah, aka Daddy; Kofi Nyarko, aka Abortion; Akwasi Baah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph Appiah Kubi and Michael Anim.

The rest are John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu and Kwadwo Anim.

Graphic Online’s Justice Agbenorsi and Diana Mensah who were at the Accra High Court on Monday for the verdict, report from the courtroom that the two persons alongside the 12 — Bismark Donkor and Bismarck Abanga — were however acquitted and discharged after the jury returned a not guilty verdict in their favour.

They were standing trial on charges ranging from murder, abetment to murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Background

The late Major Mahama was gruesomely murdered at Denkyira Obuasi, now known as New Obuasi, on suspicion of being an armed robber.

The deceased, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, was said to have been on his daily jogging routine on Monday [May 29, 2017], when some angry youth of the town attacked and lynched him, a video of which went viral and angered the country.

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

Thirty-six of the suspects were however discharged as there was no ample evidence to incriminate them.

Source: Graphic online

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