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Adams Mahama Foolish – Afoko Tells COP


Details are emerging over how Gregory Afoko, sung like a canary bird over the murder of the late Adams Mahama.

In the latest evidence the 52-year-old is quoted as having told the police upon his arrest “to stop following this foolish man”.

DSP Thomas Yaw Agbanyo, a seventh prosecution witnesses led in evidence by Matthew Amponsash, a Chief State Attorney said the Gregory wondered if the police were aware the deceased had an unregistered pistol.

According to the witness, the accused who was then on board a police patrol team vehicle further to the house of one Asabeke disclosed that he would resist any attempts by the late Adams to obstruct the then National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Paul Afoko from carrying out his duties in Bolgatanga.

DSP Agbenyo who is also currently the Kpeve Police District Commander in the Volta Region stated that Afoko had said that his group-Friends of Afoko would remain and that they will show the late Adams if he dared prevents Paul.

The witness stated the accused who was upon his arrest wearing dreadlocks wearing boxer shorts was ordered to dress properly after which he was cautioned and arrested.

He said Gregory was taken to the residence of the late Adams adding that upon reaching the scene, the wife of the deceased handed him a black polythene bag drenched with a substance with pungent smell.

The Kpeve District Police Commander said the patrol team and regional crime scene officer took pictures of the crime scene.

Early on he told the court that at the time of the incident he was on patrol duty in Bolgatanga and its environs when a vehicle from the Navrongo direction of the road informed him about the incident.

The court presided over by Justice L. L. Mensah has adjourned the case to today.

Gregory is in the dock over the alleged murder of Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP.

The prosecution intends to call 13 witnesses in the trial.

Gegory has been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and murder of Adams Mahama in May 2015.

Meanwhile he has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Adams Mahama died of extensive acid burns and shock lungs (acute respiratory distress syndrome), an autopsy report has indicated.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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