Court adjourns Afoko’s case to August 11

Law2A Magistrate Court in Accra on Tuesday adjourned to August 11 the case of Gregory Afoko and Musah Issah who are allegedly linked to the murder of Alhaji Adam Mahama.

Alhaji Mahama was the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

When the case was called, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Stephen Adjei said the Police had difficulty in transporting the accused person to court on time.

He said the police would be able to transport Afoko to court at 10:30 am.

The court presided over by Mr Worlanyo Kotoku obliged and adjourned the matter.

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

On July 10, Musah Issah, who is accused of abetting with Gregory Afoko in the murder of Alhaji Mahama, was granted bail.

Kotoku was admitted to a bail of GH¢20,000 with four sureties.

He is to report to the Criminal Investigation Department of 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.
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: “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”.

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

Source: GNA

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