Six People out of the 22 suspects arrested in the Major Maxwell Mahama murder case have been freed by an Accra Circuit Court.
According to Heritage Newspaper’s Mutala Inusah, the suspects were freed because they could not be connected to the killing of the late soldier per the evidence available to the court.
Those freed are William Annor, Philip Badu, Kwame Agyei, Solomon Sackey, Vivian Asahene and Anthony Amoah.
The remaining 16 suspects are currently in Police custody awaiting trial.
Major Mahama, was the Commander of a military detachment stationed at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira West District in the Central Region to check illegal mining activities.
On May 29, 2017, Major Mahama, wearing civilian clothes but with his sidearm, left his detachment base for a 20-kilometre jogging.
At 9:25 am, the military officer got to the outskirts of Denkyira Obuasi, where a number of women were selling foodstuffs by the roadside.
He stopped to interact with the women and even bought some snails, which he left in their custody to be taken on his return from jogging.
While he was taking out money from his pocket to pay for the snails, the woman from whom he had bought the snails and a few others saw Major Mahama’s sidearm tucked to his waist.
Soon after he left, one of the women telephoned the assembly member for Denkyira Obuasi to report what they had seen.
Without verifying the information, the assembly member mobilised the accused persons to attack the military officer.
The mob met Major Mahama near the Denkyira Obuasi cemetery and, without giving him the opportunity to explain and identify himself, attacked him with implements such as clubs, cement blocks and machetes, killed him and burnt a portion of his body.