The seven are part of 14 people who have been put before the High Court to be tried for murder, after a District Court committed them for trial.
The lawyer, George Bernard Shaw, withdrew his services at the High Court, claiming he had some challenges.
Thursday’s hearing was the first since the case was moved to the High Court. The Court is expected to set up a jury for full trial to begin. The case has thus been adjourned to March 5, 2018.
The prosecution is expected to call fifteen witnesses and present 52 different pieces of evidence as part of their case when the trial begins.
The 14 suspects, including the Assembly Member for Denkyira Obuasi, where the gruesome killing took place, were among 52 persons who were brought to the District Court when the case commenced. After investigations by the police, 38 of the suspects were discharged.
The deceased, Major Mahama, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, is said to have been on his daily jogging routine on Monday [May 29, 2017], when some angry youth of the town attacked him, allegedly on suspicion of being an armed robber.
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
233times.com is a Ghanaian media house which serves as a major source of exclusive interviews ,music and video downloads, news and more.
233times.com reports on major events,news covering entertainment, politics, sports, etc from within Ghana, Africa and beyond.
We have a platform for the amateur artistes to portray their staggering talents ...more...
To advertise with us or make enquiries, please visit 233times.com/advertise or call +233249455142 (Selorm), +233248185848 (Nana Kwesi)