In the ongoing trial of Major Maxwell Mahama's alleged killers, prosecutors have put forth their assertion that it is evident that the accused individuals intentionally caused the death of the deceased.
Mrs. Evelyn Keelson, a Chief State Attorney, addressed the jury, pointing to video evidence that, in her view, demonstrated that the accused persons expressed astonishment that the late Major Mahama remained alive following the multiple attacks on him.
She noted, “They even removed his trousers and thought he had a charm.”
The tragic incident occurred on May 29, 2017, when Major Mahama was on duty in Denkyira-Obuasi, a town in the Central Region.
Some residents mistakenly believed he was an armed robber and subjected him to a fatal lynching. Despite his repeated assertions that he was an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces, the mob paid no heed.
The accused individuals are William Baah, the Assembly member of Denkyira-Obuasi; Bernard Asamoah, also known as Daddy; Kofi Nyame, alias Abortion; Akwasi Boah; Kwame Tuffour; Joseph Appiah Kubi; Michael Anim; and Bismarck Donkor.
The remaining defendants are John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, Bismarck Abanga, and Kwadwo Anima.
Mrs. Keelson argued that the intent of the accused persons was evident when they attacked Major Mahama with stones, guns, cement blocks, and sticks, with the clear intention of harming and killing him.
She asserted that the prosecution possessed substantial evidence to establish that the accused individuals willfully took the life of the victim.
“A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A10, and A11 intentionally killed the late Major Mahama,” Mrs. Keelson added.