Cape Coast, June 1, GNA – Seven persons arrested in connection with the lynching of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama were on Thursday remanded into prison custody by a Cape Coast Magistrate’s court.
The plea of the suspects who have been charged with murder were not taken and would remain in custody till Monday June 19 for the police to further conduct investigations into the matter.
Two of the suspects, William Baah, the Assembly member and one Yaw Anor turned themselves in to the Diaso Police and were subsequently arrested while the others were arrested upon intelligence gathered by the Police.
The counsel for the accused persons, George Benard Shaw did not oppose to the prosecution’s request to remand them.
A charged crowed who trooped to the court premises, rained insults and hooted at the suspects as they were being escorted by the Police to prison.
The Police had a tough time preventing the angry crowd from having direct contact with the suspects but some managed to slap some of them before the police vehicle moved away.
Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Hilarious Avonyoh pleaded with the court presided over by Ms Rita Amoaniwah Edusah to remand the accused for two weeks to enable the police complete their investigations.
According to him, all the suspects were residents of Denkyira-Boase near Diaso while the deceased was a military officer stationed at the fifth Battalion Infantry (5BN) and a member of the military detachment stationed at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira West Constituency.
ASP Avonyoh told the court that in the morning hours of Monday May 29, Captain Mahama was jogging on the Dominase -Denkyira -Boase road and upon reaching Denkyira -Boase, a false alarm was raised for being an armed robber.
He said the youth in the area including the suspects attacked and brutally murdered him.
By Afedzi Abdullah/ Isaac Arkoh, GNA