In a significant development, twelve out of the 14 defendants faced with charges related to the brutal killing were unanimously found guilty on Monday. The verdict, delivered by a seven-member panel at the Accra High Court, pronounced life imprisonment sentences for the convicted individuals.
Among those convicted are the assemblyman for the area, William Baah, Bernard Asamoah (aka Daddy), Kofi Nyarko (aka Abortion), Akwasi Baah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph Appiah Kubi, and Michael Anim. Additional individuals found guilty include John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, and Kwadwo Anim.
According to reports, two of the accused—Bismark Donkor and Bismarck Abanga—were acquitted and discharged. The jury returned a not guilty verdict in their favor, bringing an end to their involvement in the trial.
The defendants had been standing trial on a range of charges, including murder, abetment to murder, and conspiracy to commit murder. The verdict marks a crucial milestone in the pursuit of justice for the heinous crime committed against Major Maxwell Mahama, whose tragic death shook the nation.