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Confusion over Afoko’s bail

There appear to be a raging confusion over the decision by another High Court to rescind the bail granted Mr. Gregory Afoko in March this year.

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice George Buadi in March this year granted Afoko bail in the sum of GH¢500,000.00 with two sureties, one to be justified after his lawyers had argued for it.

Relations of the suspect were said to have met all the bail conditions set by the court but he was never released prompting them to cite the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu, the CID Boss COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah and one Chief Inspector Nkrumah for contempt for violating the court’s directive to release the suspect on bail.

Shockingly however, the suspect who was on admission at the Police Hospital after vomiting blood last week, was on Monday July 24, 2019 taken to the Accra Lands Court 12 presided over by Merley Wood who quashed his earlier bail.

According his lawyers, the decision by the judge is shocking when the bail was granted by her colleague in March this year to Gregory Afoko with an appeal against same still pending.

Mr. Gregory Afoko has been in police detention since May 2015 for his alleged role in the murder of the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP, Adams Mahama.

He is alleged to have conspired with Asabke Alangdi who was recently arrested from his hideout in the Ivory Coast, to commit the heinous crime.

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He has been in custody since his arrest and efforts by his lawyer to get him admitted to bail proved futile on many occasions until in March this year with the police and the attorney general’s department said to be colluding and frustrating the process.

Source: My News GH

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