Maj. Mahama: Over 100 Should Face Punishment – Father
Captain Dennis Mahama (Rtd), father of the late Major Maxwell Mahama, has said that the number of individuals facing trial in relation to his son’s death is not a true reflection of the number of accomplices involved in the murder.
He commended the police for the investigations conducted but indicated that the 14 arraigned in court “is woefully inadequate”.
He said the family does not want innocent people to be put before trial; however, they are aware “that there are over a 100 people who were involved”.
Captain Mahama told Class FM on Tuesday 29 May 2018 that it “was a mob, a clarion call from the Assemblyman who assembled a crowd from the town to do this dastardly act”.
He is therefore appealing to the security agencies to ensure that the accomplices numbering over a 100 face the law.
“The CID has assured us that those who have been put before court now will not end the case. They are still in pursuit of all those who took part in that act so it doesn’t bring to a halt their investigations [and] that is what we are happy about,” he added.
He indicated that they will be expecting more arrests as the trial of the 14 in custody continues.
The family held a memorial service at the St. Catherine Catholic Church, Burma Camp, Accra to mark a year of Major Mahama’s death.
Major Mahama was killed on 29 May 2017 at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region. William Baah, a former assemblyman and 13 others are standing trial for his death.
However, they have all pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, abetment to murder and conspiracy to murder.