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Court grants Afoko’s accomplice bail

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LawMusah Issah, who is accused of abetting with Gregory Afoko in the murder of Alhaji Adam Mahama the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Upper East Regional Chairman, has been granted bail.

The Magistrates’ Court presided over by Mr Worlanyo Kotoku admitted Issah to bail in the sum of GH¢20,000.00 with four sureties.

He is to report to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service before noon from Monday to Thursday until the case is concluded.

The Court noted that under Section 96 (7) of the Criminal Code, the Court could grant bail as the accused person was charged with abetment of crime.

It, however, declined bail in respect of Gregory Afoko, saying the Court did not have the jurisdiction to do so and advised counsel to go to the High Court.

The two accused persons’ lawyers had repeated bail application protesting their continuous detention in custody.

Afoko has been charged with murder, while Issah is being held for abetment of crime. Their pleas have not been taken and are on remand.

Mr Mahama was attacked with acid on his way home and later died in the hospital in May.

He reportedly named some of the persons who attacked him.

According to the Police, Afoko after his arrest, was asked to lead the Police to the house of his accomplice, Asabke Alangdi but “he rather took them to the father’s house.”

The Police said they later located the house of the second person but the suspect had gotten wind of their presence and absconded with his wife, leaving behind their baby.

A gallon, which allegedly contained some of the substance, and a plastic cup, were retrieved from the scene for forensic examination,” the Police stated.

The Police said: a “post mortem examination was conducted on the body of the deceased and the Pathologist gave the cause of the death as shocked lungs and extensive acid burns.”

Musah Issah was arrested for allegedly buying the acid that was used for the attack.

Source: GNA

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