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Major Mahama Suspects Trial Resume On December 10

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Parties in the trial of 14 alleged murderers of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama have agreed for the trial to resume on December 10, 2020.

The parties agreed that hearing notices should be sent to the Prison Authorities for the release of the accused for continuation of the trial.

Chief State Attorney, Evelyn Keelson told the GNA that looking at the numbers of the accused, there should be some arrangement at the Prison, where they could be screened after each court appearance.

At the last sitting on February 28, 2020 before the outbreak of the COVID-19 in the country, the court admitted a video recording of how the late Major Mahama was allegedly murdered by the 14 persons now standing trial and directed that it should be shown in open court on March 17.

This was after the court had dismissed an objection by the defence, when the prosecution sought to tender the flash drive containing the video as evidence.

Earlier, Chief Inspector Samuel Agyakwa, an investigator in the case, told the Court that the video contained details of how the late Major Mahama was allegedly murdered, but the defence objected to the tendering of the video.

The witness, who was then being led to give his evidence in chief, by Evelyn Keelson, said it was revealed that the following; William Baah, John Boasie, Bismarck Abanga, Kwadwo Anima, and Donkor Bismarck were not in the video.

He said apart from those mentioned above, the rest were seen in the video hitting the late Mahama with implements like sticks, cement blocks and metal bars.

“My investigations also revealed that Charles Kwaning and Kwesi Asante were the ones who shot the late Major Mahama,” the witness added.

He said after the investigations, it became known that William Baah, John Boasie, Bismarck Abanga, Kwadwo Anima, and Donkor Bismarck used their fists to attack the deceased.

The investigator told the Court that after watching the video, he copied it on a pen drive and with the assistance of a crime scene expert; they captured crime scene shots from the video.

Fourteen persons are standing trial at an Accra High Court over the killing of Major Mahama, who was an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, at Burma Camp.

The late Major was on duty at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region when on May 29, 2017 some residents allegedly mistook him for an armed robber and lynched him.

The mob had ignored his persistent plea that he was an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The accused are; William Baah, the Assembly member of Denkyira Obuasi, Bernard Asamoah alias Daddy, Kofi Nyame a.k.a Abortion, Akwasi Boah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph Appiah Kubi, Michael Anim and Bismarck Donkor.

Others are John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, Bismarck Abanga and Kwadwo Anima.

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3 Die in Fatal Accident On Accra To Kumasi Highways

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Three persons have died in a fatal accident on Osino to Anyinam stretch of the Accra to Kumasi highways.

The accident occurred at 8:00 pm when a speeding taxi cab with registration number GE 6014-11 collided head-on with a private Toyota Corolla saloon killing three persons instantly.

“A taxi cap with the registration number GE 6014-11 had a collision with a private Toyota saloon cap. The cause of the accident is yet to be traced. Out of six passengers on board, 3 three survived and the other three died instantly” a witness told bryt FM.

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EC publishes 2020 Special Voters list

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced the publication of the special voters’ list for the December 7 polls.

The special voting list is to pave way for individuals who will perform special duties on December 7 vote ahead of the big day.

It covers security, media personnel, and election officials who will be unable to vote at the polling stations where they registered.

The EC, in a statement, noted that the list is available on its website for the individuals who fall within the set categories to check their names.

It added soft copies of the special voters’ register have been provided to the representatives of organisations participating in the exercise to enable their members to verify their details and locations ahead of time.

Meanwhile, the special voting exercise has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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Fuel prices likely to increase next year

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Executive Director for the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah, has said prices of petroleum products are likely to increase next year.

According to Mr Amoah, the likely price increments is due to the change in US government.

He posits that the new US government, headed by Joe Biden, is more inclined to environmental protection and as such might put a cap on the volumes of oil produced by the US.

“The Democrat party which is now coming into government is more concerned about environmental issues and are more likely to put a cap on oil production because they believe it destroys the environment,” he stated.

“So if a cap is placed on the volume of oil production from the US, supply side is going to take a hit and oil prices for 2021 might go beyond the $50 mark and what that means for us as a country who imports finished oil products, will be to pay more for it,” he added.

The Executive Director of COPEC made the projection on the sidelines of a workshop to educate the media on energy and petroleum issues.

Norvanreports.com

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