A court sitting in Ghana has sentenced 12 people to life imprisonment after it found them guilty of killing an army officer, seven years ago.

They were part of 14 suspects who were accused of lynching major maxwell Mahama in May 2017, in Denkyira Obuasi area, sparking an uproar in the country.

The high court in the Capital, Accra, found the 12 guilty of counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and abetment of murder.

Recall, the 32-year-old major was on duty in Denkyira Obuasi located in the country’s central region when he was attacked by a mob over allegations that he was an armed robber. He was among soldiers deployed to the area to protect a local mine.

Following the incident, over 50 suspects were rounded up, out of which 14 were eventually screened for prosecution.

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