Alleged Killer Of Major Mahama Says He Only Touched His Trousers
One of the accused persons of Major Maxwell Mahama’s murder; Emmanuel Badu, has prayed to the High Court in Accra that he only touched the trousers of the deceased officer and was not actively involved in the actual act that lead to his death.
This incident took place on Monday where Emmanuel Badu who stood in court as the 12th accused person insisted that he only touched the trousers of the soldier against what the prosecution says was an intentional active role and pelting of stones against the deceased Major.
What is Major Mahama’s case about ?
In May 29, 2017, Major Mahama was lynched at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region by an angry mob during his morning walk.
His untimely death lead to the arrest of fourteen people whom prosecution suspects to have been actively involved in the murder.
Mr.Emmanual Badu like all other suspects have pleaded not guilty to a range of charges including murder, abetment to murder and conspiracy to commit murder, against him.
The legal representation of Mr.Badu who is in the person of Lawyer George Shaw told the court that his client, has given a full report of the incident to the police.
According to the report, Mr.Badu indicated that he was travelling from Ayanfuri to Sefwi Bekwai in a commercial car but the vehicle was stuck in traffic at Denkyira Obuasi.
He also confirmed he got prompted that an armed robber was being chased by an angry mob as a result of the traffic. Mr. Badu further confirmed that he saw people chasing the deceased Major with sticks and stones and, therefore decided to join them in their hunt.
A series of rebuttals between prosecution and the accused took place in the Accra High Court and some excerpts are below;
Prosecutor: “I’m putting it to you that on May 29, 2917, you took an active part in the lynching of Major Mahama”
Badu: “That is not true. I even left the scene before I heard that he was dead.”
Prosecutor: “You chased Major Mahama with a stone and eventually hit him with a stone”
Badu: “That is not true”
Prosecutor: “I’m putting it to you that you acted together with the other accused persons to intentionally cause unlawful harm to Captain Mahama which resulted in his death.”
Badu: “That is not true. I do not come from the town and do not reside in that town. I was in a vehicle passing through the town.”
Hearing for other accused persons has been adjourned to May 22, 2023.