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Accused Killer Admits to Hitting Late Major Mahama with Cement Block, Claims Deceased was Already Dead

Accused Killer Admits to Hitting Late Major Mahama with Cement Block, Claims Deceased was Already Dead

Yesterday, the fourth of 14 accused persons in the case of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama’s killing, Akwasi Baah, admitted to hitting the deceased with a cement block at the scene of the lynching.

He claimed that the soldier was already dead when he did so. Baah, who faces a murder charge, told the court that he was not present during the attack on the deceased, but arrived afterward.

Metro Lens

Baah explained that the day before the incident, he had been the victim of a robbery on his way from Dunkwa-on-Offin to Denkyira Obuasi. He recounted how armed robbers hijacked their vehicle, brandishing an AK-47 rifle, a pump-action gun, and pistols. Baah was at home the next morning when he heard that a young man in the town had been apprehended for the robbery, and that he had shot someone in the foot. Baah went to the clinic to see if the injured person was a relative, but left upon learning that he was not.

Ten minutes after leaving the clinic, Baah heard that an armed robber had been killed. He went to the scene of the incident and saw the gun that had been used to rob him the previous day. He also noticed that the deceased was wearing boots similar to those worn by one of the robbers during the robbery. Baah claimed that he picked up a cement block and hit the deceased because of this.

During cross-examination by the prosecution, Baah confirmed that he had identified himself in the lynching video as the one who had smashed Major Mahama’s head with the heavy cement block, but denied doing so intentionally.

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