Suspect in Mahama’s Gregory Afoko granted Ghc500,000 bail

Suspect in Mahama’s Gregory Afoko granted Ghc500,000 bail

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Gregory Afoko, one of the suspects alleged to have killed the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama, in 2015 has been granted bail by the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court.

The bail is in the tune of Ghc500,000. The court presided over by Mr Justice George Buadi, ordered Afoko to report himself to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service every two weeks.

The bail was as a result of a bail application filed by Afoko’s lawyers. Gregory Afoko is currently facing committal proceedings at the District Court.

That was after the Attorney- General (A-G) filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue with his trial at the High Court which started in 2016 following the arrest of the other suspect, Asabke Alangdi.

Background

Alhaji Mahama suffered severe bodily injuries after a substance suspected to be acid was allegedly poured on him in front of his house in Bolgatanga on May 20, 2015. He later died from the injuries at the Bolgatanga General Hospital.

Afoko’s trial started in 2016 and was nearing completion after the prosecution and the defence had closed their cases.

On January 26, 2019, Afoko closed his case after he and his brother, John Ishmael Afoko, had testified.

The prosecution, led by a Chief State Attorney, Mr Matthew Amponsah, had called 14 individuals as prosecution witnesses.

Subsequently, the presiding judge, Mr Justice Lawrence Mensah, directed the two parties to file their written addresses.

Nolle prosequi

However, on January, 28, 2019, the A-G filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue the trial following the arrest of the other suspect, Asabke Alangdi, who had been on the run since the incident occurred in 2015.

Afoko and Alangdi were then put before the Accra Central District Court on provisional charges of conspiracy to commit murder and murder for committal proceedings, which are a prelude to the trial at the High Court.

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