Autopsy report for Major Mahama submitted to court

| Updated Nov 24, 2017 at 7:26am

 

The late Major Maxwell Mahama

 

The Pathology report on Major Mahama's death has finally been presented to the court after a long delay.

The pathologist, Dr. Lawrence Adusei who filed the report was however not in court.

The District court judge, Ebenezer Kweku Ansah who received the report, ordered the court registrar to furnish prosecution with a certified copy of the autopsy report to be presented to the Attorney General (A.G) when prosecutor, DSP, George Amegah informed the court that he has not received a copy of the report.

DSP Amegah also prayed the court for adjournment since the docket is still with the Attorney General.

The Judge therefore adjourned the case to the 12th of December for the A.G to be furnished with a copy of the autopsy report and hoped that the A.G would fast-track its work and appear before the court for the committal process to begin.

Background:

Major Mahama was on Monday, May 29, 2017, left his detachment base at Diaso for a 20-kilometre walk in civilian clothing but carried his sidearm.

According to the police, Major Mahama walked on the main asphalted Diaso-Dominase-Ayanfuri road and on reaching the outskirts of Denkyira Obuasi, he saw a number of women selling food items on the roadside. He stopped, interacted with them and even bought some snails.

While the deceased was taking money from his pocket to pay for the snails, the woman, now identified as Maame Bono, from whom he had bought the snails, spotted his sidearm. After he had left, she called the assembly member for Denkyira Obuasi by phone and informed him of what she had seen.

The police said by that time the message had spread that an armed robber had been sighted and other people had come around, wielding all forms of implements, and they started attacking the deceased.

He was brutally lynched to death around 10 a.m. on that same day, May 29, 2017.




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