Afoko For High Court

State prosecutors are charging Gregory Afoko, 52 – brother of Paul Afoko, the embattled National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) – over the death of Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the party.

According to the Attorney General’s (AG’s) advice on the case docket dated November 19, 2015, Afoko must be charged for conspiracy to murder and murder before a high court.

Afoko and Issah Mussah are standing trial at the Accra Central Magistrate Court over the death of Adams resulting from an acid bath.

The two were charged for intentionally and unlawfully causing the death of Adams on May 20, 2015 at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.

According to the Police, Issah, who was a member of the NPP, on 19th May, 2015 solicited and procured the deadly acid which he gave to other two suspects who in turn poured it on Adams.

Gregory was facing charges of conspiracy and murder while Issah was being tried for abetment.

Asabke Alangdi, the third accused person, has been on the run together with his wife, leaving behind their one-and-a-half-year-old baby.

But the much awaited advice further indicated that Issah should be freed for lack of evidence to prosecute him.

Superintendent Francis Baah told the court presided over by Worlanyo Kotoku yesterday that he was making an application based on the AG’s advice to discharge Issah.

Alfred Adjei Mensah, lawyer for ‘freed’ Issah, was optimistic that his client would be discharged as per the instructions of the AG.

Israel Ackah, lawyer for Afoko, said that his client was ‘languishing in cells’ and it was for the state to proceed with the trial for Afoko to know his fate.

He said the state has whatever it takes to complete the committal proceedings.

The trial judge however, discharged Issah and directed the prosecution to continue with their search for the other accomplice on the run.

The case has been adjourned until December 9, 2015.

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<strong>By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson </strong>

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