The Cape Coast District Court 1, presided over by Her Lordship Rita Amoaninwah Edusah, has remanded in Police custody the seven suspects arrested for their roles in the murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama.
Police Prosecutor, ASP Avornyoh, pleaded with the court to remand the suspects for two weeks to allow for further investigations into the mat
A preliminary charge was read to the suspects, and their plea was not taken.
They have been remanded to reappear on the 19th of June, 2017.
The deceased, Captain Maxwell Mahama, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion is said to have been on his daily jogging routine on Monday [May 29], when some angry youth of the town attacked him, allegedly on suspicion of being an armed robber.
Reports later suggested that he was targeted, attacked and killed by the townsfolk, who identified him as a soldier, deployed to stop them from undertaking illegal small-scale mining in the area.
The accused are William Baah, Assemblyman and teacher, 36, farmer; Yaw Antwi, 32, farmer; Bismarck Donkor, 36, farmer; Kofi Badu, 29, farmer; Kofi Nyame, 29, farmer; Anthony Amoah, 23, Okada operator and Philip Badu, 30, a prison assistant.
The counsel for the accused, George Bernard Shaw, who spoke to journalists after the proceedings, said the police were obliged to bring them to court due to the statutory requirement of not keeping suspects in custody for more than 48 hours.
He said they will await a formal charge and details of the investigations from the police to know their next line of action.