Major Mahama murder case adjourned to June 14 after accused counsel absent himself
The Accra High Court yesterday adjourned to June 14, the case in which fourteen persons are standing trial for the alleged murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, because one of the counsel for accused was absent from court.
Consequently, the mini-trial also known as trial within trial could not be conducted as scheduled.
Justice Mariama Owusu, presiding, a Supreme Court judge sitting with additional responsibility as High Court Judge, asked Inspector Michael Anim, the policeman, who took caution statements from accused, to appear again on June 14.
A few weeks ago, counsel for the defence argued that the caution statements were not given voluntarily by their clients.
The court, however, warned that proceedings would go on if counsel failed to appear on June 14.
William Baah and 13 others are standing trial for abetment and murder respectively.
A mob allegedly mistook the military officer, who was part of anti-galamsey taskforce, for an armed robber, lynched him and burned the body at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region, on May 29, 2017.
The trial of accused had been going on for the past four years with several adjournments.