I escaped after I learnt lynched Major Mahama was an officer – Assemblyman tells court

The Assemblyman for Denkyira Obuasi William Baah one of the 14 denounced people who is confronting a charge of reduction in the occurrence which prompted the homicide of the late Major Maxwell Mahama said he escaped the town when he understood the perished was a military official.

As per him, he was terrified when his consideration was attracted to it by the District Police Commander around there and another companion of his.

Per his two forewarned explanations and a charge proclamation acquired from him by the police when the matter came up for examinations said, the assemblyman noticed that one Yaw Amankwa and Kofi Nyame were among the individuals who traded firearm fight with the late military man.

Boss Inspector Samuel Agyakwa, the case specialist who is additionally the fourteenth and the last state observer told the court under additional proof in boss while being driven by Mrs. Evelyn Keelson, Chief State Attorney.

The Witness told the court that, articulations were taken from a portion of the speculates himself while he got proclamations from different spots where the suspects were captured.

He told the court that when the suspects were brought to Accra, further proclamations were additionally gotten from some of them.

Boss Inspector Samuel Agyakwa said the forewarned explanations were taken from them and after the agenda was sent to Attorney General’s (AGs) office and later got directions from the AG’s office and all suspects were charged.

Assemblyman’s assertions

Addressing the two advised articulations and a charge proclamation acquired from William Baah, who is the previously denounced (A1) individual, the originally was taken on May 31, 2017, the second on June 2, 2017, and the charge explanation got on November 15.

He said the first and the second forewarned proclamations were both taken at the Cape Coast Regional CID office while the charge explanation was taken at the CID crime unit of the CID Headquarters.

The agent said, there were marks on the proclamations of the examiner that took the assertions, an autonomous Witness, and the thumbprint of William Baah.

The assertions were offered in proof with no complaints from the blamed individual’s legal advisor.


As per Chief Inspector Agyakwah, the originally blamed individual demonstrated that, he is an educator at Denkyira Obuasi and that he had a call from Maame Bono that there was a man with a gun on him around there.

He said, on May 29, he (A1) drew in an engine rider who assumed him to the position. He said, after arriving at the principle street, one vulcanizer Akawsi Bour mentioned to go with him and that response from Bour caused him to accept he had a trace of what was going on.

For the agent, Baah noticed that there were others doing public work and they likewise met the man (perished) out and about and when they understood they were moving toward him, he eliminated his gun.

The Witness said, Baah demonstrated, he dreaded for his life and educated the rider to take him to the police headquarters to report.

However, when he got back with the police, the man had kicked the bucket and the police took the body to the Dunkwaw emergency clinic mortuary.

He said, Baah said, data he got was that the perished discharged shot at certain individuals, and they likewise lynched him.

The Witness said Baah said Yaw Amankwa and Kofi Nyame were among individuals who slaughtered the military official and furthermore heard Amankwa was having a firearm and heard gunfire discharging at the scene.

He told the police that, he picked a few pellets while Yaw Amankwa had the firearm of the expired, yet he didn’t reveal the pellet he took from Yaw Amankwa.

He said, he later understood the expired is an officer, and “this made me frightened on the grounds that it was the Diaso Police Commander who called to illuminate me,” and that point was confirmed by a female companion.

He said, he later escaped to Ampaabin in Upper Denkyira and he later called the District Commander to reveal to him where he was constantly gotten.

The court directed by Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice of the Supreme Court sitting with the extra duty as a High Court judge, suspended sitting to April 23, 2021.

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