Gregory Afoko, alleged to have murdered the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, has once again been denied bail by an Accra Magistrate Court.
The court, presided over by Worlanyo Kotoku, said it did not fall within its jurisdiction to admit the accused to bail, since the higher courts had earlier denied him.
Consequently, he dismissed the bail application brought before him by the counsel for the accused, and indicated that they could resort to the appeal court to pursue the bail, if they so wished.
Following this, the substantive case for the commencement of the committal proceeding was adjourned till January 6, 2016.
According to the facts of the case as presented by the prosecution, the deceased, Adam Mahama, the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP, on May 20, went out and when about entering his house at 11 pm, he was attacked at the entrance by two men, who poured acid on him.
Out of pain, the prosecutor said Alhaji Mahama shouted for help, causing his wife together with other neighbours to rush to the scene of the incident.
According to him, at this point, Mahama mentioned Gregory Afoko and Asapke Alande as those who poured the acid on him.
Following this, the police quickly arrested Afoko and arraigned him before court.
According to him, upon the arrest, the base of his (Afoko) trousers was physically identified with burns and following a forensic examination by the Ghana Standards Authority, it was proven that there was contact with sulpheric acid.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme