Gregory Afoko

An Accra High Court has rescinded the bail granted alleged murderer of NPP Upper East Regional Chairman, Adams Mahama.

This follows an application made by chief state Attorney Marina Appiah Opare.

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She told the court hearing the murder case that Mr. Afoko will not show up for trial if the court does not rescind the bail granted him over three months ago by a different high court judge.

The application was opposed by lawyers for Mr. Afoko led by Sowah Charway.

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He reminded the court that another high court judge had accessed the facts of the matter and ruled that Mr. Afoko should be granted bail.

He said despite the ruling the state has not allowed Gregory Afoko to even enjoy a second of freedom. He informed the court that there are a number of pending cases relating to this bail issue.

The first he stated relates to a contempt ruling against the IGP and CID boss slated for July 22 and an appeal filed by the state at the court of appeal seeking to set aside the bail.

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He said if for nothing the state should take the case to the same judge who had granted the bail to rescind it.

He described the application by the state as amounting to ambush litigation aimed at frustrating a man who is “helpless and powerless”.

Justice Merley Wood in her ruling said based on the facts presented to her the bail is rescinded. She adjourned the case to Wednesday July 17 for trial to commence.

Source: Ghana|Joy News|Joseph Ackah Blay

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