Gregory Afoko, other suspect denied bail

An Accra Magistrate court has dismissed a bail application by lawyers of two suspects accused of murdering the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Upper East Regional Chairman Adam Mahama.

The two, Gregory Afoko, brother of the party’s National chairman, Paul Afoko and Musah Issah are part of a group of persons charged with conspiracy to commit crime, to wit murder and murder.

The third suspect, Alandi Abaski is at large. Adam Mahama died after he was attacked with acid. He reportedly named some of  the persons who attacked him.

According to the Police charge sheet, Gregory 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.

Police later located the house of the second but the suspect had got wind of their presence and absconded with his wife leaving behind their baby.’

‘A gallon, which contains some of the substance and a plastic cup, were retrieved at the scene for forensic examination,’ the charge sheet added.

The Police has revealed that a ‘post mortem examination was conducted on the body of the deceased and the Pathologist gave the cause of the death as shock lungs and extensive acid burns.’

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


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