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Attorney General proceeds to Appeals Court to stop Afoko's bail

MyNewsGh.com has confirmed that the Attorney General has made yet another attempt stop the bail granted Mr. Gregory Afoko one of the suspects standing trial for the murder of the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama by an Accra High Court.

Also READ: Court THROWS out Attorney General’s move to stop Afoko’s bail

This is the second time in two weeks the A-G’s department is initiating such a move after the first one was on Friday March 22, 2019 thrown out by the High Court presided over by Mr. Justice George Buadi.

The trial judge had ruled that the request of the A-G for the suspect to remain in detention was an abuse of human rights as enshrined in the constitution and ruled by the Supreme Court.

He also stated that most of the arguments canvassed by the A-G were already contained in its response opposing the bail application which were initially dismissed by the same court.

Family of the suspect who on Thursday raised concerns over the use of some administrative procedures to slow down his release, disclosed that they have been vindicated by the latest action which reinforces their point some executive arm of government played a part in the undue delays.

Mr. Gregory Afoko was two weeks ago granted bail in the sum of GH¢500,000 with two sureties to be justified by an Accra High Court.



But the Attorney General’s Department on Monday March 15, 2019 filed a stay of execution just when the family of the suspect were readying themselves to finalize the bail conditions for his release from police custody.

On Friday March 22, 2019, the trial judge threw out the request for lack of merit.

Afoko’s family suspect some persons in collusion with others in power appear to be manipulating the entire process and doing everything possible to frustrate them in one way or the other.

This is now evidenced by the latest action of the A-G’s department which was meant to buy time for a suit to be filed at the Appeals Court.

The family observed that the latest move smacks of the weaponization of the judiciary by the executive arm of government which has a hand in the continuous incarceration of their son, for a crime he didn’t commit as stated during their recently held press conference.

Source: My News GH

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