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

Afoko was admitted to bail in the sum of ¢500,000 with two sureties, one of which must be justified.

Speaking in an interview with Peace FM news, Nana Yaw Osei, a member of the legal team for Mr. Gregory Afoko explained that their client was not even in court and that his bail condition will be satisfied immediately to facilitate his release.

As part of the bail conditions, the court, presided over by Mr. Justice George Boadi, also ordered Gregory Afoko to report himself to the Criminal Investigation 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.

This was after the Attorney-General (A-G) filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue his trial at the High Court which started in 2016 following the arrest of a second 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, Matthew Amponsah, had called 14 individuals as prosecution witnesses.

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

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