Major Mahama case: Families of convicts appeal for reduction in sentence

The families of the 12 individuals sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in the killing of Major Maxwell Mahama are appealing for leniency. These families, residing in Denkyira Obuasi within the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region, are urging for a reduction in the severity of their loved ones’ sentences.

Speaking to Adom News, they emphasized that while they do not justify the actions of the suspects, they are earnestly pleading with the relevant authorities to show mercy alongside justice. They highlight that the convicted individuals have already spent seven years behind bars during the trial process and express remorse for their deeds.

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The families believe that a reduction in their sentence would offer them an opportunity for rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into society as better citizens. Furthermore, they extend their sincere apologies and seek forgiveness from the grieving family, friends, and associates of the late soldier, Major Mahama.

Meanwhile, several residents have also expressed sympathy towards the families of the convicts, acknowledging the emotional turmoil they must be undergoing. Supporting the calls for a reduction in the life imprisonment sentences, they express hope that such a measure would facilitate the rehabilitation process.

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The 12 individuals were sentenced on Monday following their conviction for conspiracy to commit murder and murder. This verdict was delivered by a unanimous decision of a 7-member panel, which found the assemblyman and others including Bernard Asamoah, Akwasi Baah, Kwame Tuffour, Joseph Appiah Kubi, Kofi Nyarko, Michael Anim, Emmanuel Badu, John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles Kwaning, and Kwadwo Anim guilty.

However, two others, Bismark Donkor and Bismark Abanga, were acquitted and discharged.

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