Court Must Deny Afoko Bail Again


Prosecution in the murder trial of NPP Upper East Chairman has vehemently opposed a bail application brought by one of the suspects Gregory Afoko after burns found on the clothing of the suspect tested positive for acid.

Mathew Amponsah told an Accra High court that the forensic report from the Ghana Standards Authority shows that the substance which caused the burns found on the clothing of the accused was acid.

He is also opposing the bail application because the suspect, who is a brother of the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), could jump bail and travel outside the country.

He also cautioned that Gregory has the potential to interfere with the police investigations.

But Joy News’ Felix Akoyam who was in court today said lawyer for Gregory, Ekow Ampah Korsah insisted that his client has no way of interfering with the prosecution’s case and assured the court that his client would be available any time that he is needed.

In his application for bail, Gregory Afoko stated among others that, “the facts as presented by prosecution do not bring the applicant under the ambit of the offence of murder or conspiracy to commit murder.”

Mr Justice K.A Okwabi, the presiding judge said he needs time to study the facts presented by Mr. Afoko and the State to rule on the bail application.

The ruling has, therefore, been fixed forn August 18.

Gregory Afoko is standing trial for allegedly pouring acid on a former NPP chairman, Adams Mahama leading to his death.

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