Gregory Afoko causes a stir

Gregory Afoko

Gregory Afoko

Gregory Afoko, standing trial before an Accra Magistrates’ Court for the alleged murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Adam Mahama, yesterday, warned the prosecution to stop peddling lies about him.

This was after the court, presided over by Worlanyo Kotoku, had adjourned the case to September 8, following the absence of counsel in the case.

He made the statement immediately after court proceedings, when the police personnel were escorting him to the waiting van.

The prosecutor in the case, Superintendent Francis Baah, was moving towards his car when Afoko, who had drawn nearer, turned and shouted at him “All that you are doing are lies, stop the lies”.

The prosecutor did not respond, but only smiled at him.

Journalists and other court officials present were left in a state of shock, as they discussed the incident at length.

Gregory Afoko is facing charges of conspiracy and murder, while Issah Mussah, an accomplice was charged with abetment.

Issah Mussah told the court that his lawyer, who was expected to move an application for variation in his bail condition, was indisposed.

Afoko, for his part, said, he had no idea, as to why his counsel did not show up in court.

In view of this, the prosecutor prayed the court for an adjournment, to which the court obliged.

Afoko, was on August 18 refused bail by a Human Rights High Court in Accra, and he is currently in prison custody.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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