The three accused persons charged with the Alhaji Issah Mobila murder have been sentenced nine years after he [Mobila] was allegedly killed at the Kamina Barracks in Tamale in the Northern Region.
An Accra Fast Track High Court sentenced the first two, Corporal Yaw Appiah and Private Eric Modzaka to ten years in prison each.
The court presided over by Justice Mustapha Logoh also sentenced in absentia, Private Seth Goka who is on the run.
Alhaji Mobila was allegedly tortured to death at the Kamina Barracks on December 9, 2004 after he had been transferred from the Tamale Police to military custody.
According to the prosecution, the three were on duty at the Kamina Barracks when Alhaji Mobila was taken to the military custody.
The prosecution told the court that on December 9, 2004, shortly after Alhaji Mobila was taken into custody at the Military Barracks, he told the guards on duty that he [Mobila] was thirsty following which he was given water.
According to the prosecution, “he took a sip and three hours later, Alhaji Mobila was dead.”
Alhaji Issah Mobila was the Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) before his death.