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Court Frees Eight in Major Mahama’s Murder Suspects

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The Accra Central District Court Tuesday discharged eight out of the 22 people accused of killing Major Maxwell Adam Mahama.

Vivian Asahene, Ebenezer Appiah, Solomon Sackey, Kwame Adjei, Yaw Annie, Solomon Kojo Fordjour, Philip Badu and Anthony Amoah were set free following an application by state attorneys.

Mrs Evelyn Keelson, a principal state attorney, informed the court that there was no evidence to prosecute the eight.

She, however, said the Attorney- General’s (A-G) Department had served the bill of indictment on the other 14 accused and was ready to start the committal proceedings, a prelude to the trial at the High Court

Lawyer for the accused persons, Mr Bernard Shaw, however, told the court about his intention to seek for compensation for the eight who were discharged

According to him, those set free had suffered a lot of trauma since their arrest in May, 2017.

The court, presided over by Mr Worlanyo Kotoku, adjourned the case to January 11, 2018 for the commencement of the committal proceedings of the 14 other accused persons.

Source: Graphic

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