IGP, 2 others cited for contempt of Court

Wed, 8 May 2019 Source: My News GH

The Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu and two others have been cited for contempt by an Accra High Court over their refusal to grant Mr. Gregory Afoko, one of the suspects standing trial for the murder of former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama bail.

The others are the Director General of Police CID, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah and one Inspector Nkrumah.

According to lawyers of the suspect, they have met all the bail conditions set but the police administration is still refusing to release the suspect to them and is also frustrating their single move to have access to him.

It would be recalled that the Appeals Court on April 15, 2019 threw out a suit filed by the Attorney General’s Department for a stay of execution in respect of bail granted the suspect by an Accra High Court.

It was the second time the Attorney General made an attempt stop the bail granted the suspect but lost 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.

Source: My News GH

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