Suspects Weep In Court After Being Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Killings At Chief’s Palace

Three men have been jailed for life in prison after killing four persons at the Omanhene Palace at Pai Kantanka in Oti Region. They were jailed on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, murder and abetment of crime....READ FULL ARTICLE

The accused were identified as Kwabena Aduam, Amanpene Gyane, and Kwabena Asante.

After the verdict , Kwabena Aduam and Amanpene Gyane broke down in uncontrollable tears, while Kwabena Asante showed indifference.

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The killings occurred when men stormed the chief’s palace as part of a chieftaincy dispite and killed one person on the spot, with three others dying at the Worawora Government Hospital later.

Following investigations, the police arrested two of the suspects and picked up one other in Togo after a few months.

The area has been hit with a series of chieftaincy disputes despite a court ruling backing Nana Diawuo Bediako II as the substantive ruler.

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Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi were left distraught after suspects in the lynching of Major Maxwell Mahama were handed life sentences.

The residents believe the assemblyman, William Baah, played no part in the lynching of the soldier.

Twelve persons were found guilty of murdering Major Maxwell Adam Mahama at Denkyira-Obuasi on May 29, 2017.

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They were found guilty on counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and abetment of murder after Major Mahama was beaten and burnt to death by dozens of men after locals in Denkyira-Obuasi mistook him for a robber.

He had gone jogging in sports clothing and was carrying a handgun at the time....READ FULL ARTICLE

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