Gregory Afoko and Adams Mahama
A prosecution witness Hajia Zainabu Adams, wife of Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who was murdered, continued with her evidence in chief at an Accra High Court yesterday after nine-month break.
The case had stalled since July 19, 2015 when Hajia Zainabu first stepped into the box as the star witness in the case involving the murder of her husband.
Led in evidence in by Matthew Amponsah, Chief State Attorney in a court, presided over by Justice L.L. Mensah, Zainabu stated that her husband envisaged his death as a result of the deadly substance 52-year-old Gregory Afoko and one Asabke poured on him.
Hajia Zainabu told the court that the late Adams mentioned the two names to her on his sick bed.
She said, “I know I will die, when I die Gregory and Asabke are those who killed me; they poured a substance on me.”
Hajia Zainabu said that earlier, the late Adams had told one Mutallah, who sent him to the hospital, to take care of his wife and children when he (Adams) dies.
She quoted the late husband as having told Mutallah that “I know I will die, when I die, take care of my wife and children.”
The witness told the court that while at the hospital, the police came to pick her to their house where the incident occurred.
At the house, Hajia Zainabu said the police retrieved the gallon containing the substance, a pair of shoes and dress of the deceased and drove to Gregory’s house, where he was arrested.
The case would continue today to enable the state to tender the said exhibits.
Gregory has been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and murder of Adams Mahama in May 2015.
The accused has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Adams Mahama died of extensive acid burns and shock lungs (acute respiratory distress syndrome), an autopsy report has indicated.
Gregory’s alleged accomplice, Asabke, is still on the run.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson