Late Mahama was kind… accused tells court
One of the two persons standing trial for the alleged murder of former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adam Mahama, yesterday told the Accra High Court that the late Mahama was kind and a “God-sent”.
Alangdi Asabke, also said that the late Mahama, who was his boss, paid the school fees of his (accused) children.
The accused was answering question under cross examination, conducted by Marina Appiah Opare, Chief State Attorney.
Asabke and Gregory Afoko, first accused, are being prosecuted for conspiracy to commit crime and murder. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Asabke said that he and others worked for the late NPP Upper East Regional Chairman.
However, Mrs Opare insisted that Asabke never worked for the late Mahama and that he (Mahama) was not in good terms with accused before his death.
The prosecutor told the court presided over by Justice Afua Merley Woods, a Court of Appeal judge sitting with additional responsibility as a High Court judge, that accused only went to the late Mahama for financial support.
Ms Opare said to accused that “I am putting it to you that contrary to what you have told this court, you never worked for Adam Mahama.”
But accused said he had worked with the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP, and recalled that when the late Mahama was constructing a hotel in Bolga, he (accused) and others carried bags of cement and mixed concrete.
The case continues today.
Afoko was accused of killing Adam Mahama, the Upper East NPP Regional Chairman.
On May 20, 2015, the late Mahama left home in the morning at about 7am to his construction site in his Toyota Pick-Up with registration number MR761-14.
He returned home at about 11pm and stopped his vehicle at the entrance of his house.
Prosecution said that as soon he stopped, two men signalled for him to roll down the window of his vehicle, which he did, and they allegedly poured acid on late Mahama and fled on a motorcycle.
BY MALIK SULLEMANA