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Afoko ‘Fights’ A-G – Over Nolle Prosequi


Lawyers of Gregory Afoko have filed an application in opposition to the Attorney-General’s decision to discontinue his trial over the suspected murder of Adams Mahama, a former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party.

The A-G last month filed a nolle prosequi application to suspend the trial of the suspect after over two years in police grips over the case.

The nolle prosequi follows the arrest of the second suspect-Asabke Alangdi in Ivory in January who had been on the run since the death of Alhaji Mahama on May 2015 at Bolgatanga.

In court yesterday, Benedicta Antwi, representing Osafo Boabeng, lawyer for Afoko said the defense has filed a motion to challenge the application.

Trial magistrate, Afua Sackey said the court does not have a copy of the said application.

Chief Inspector Maxwell Oppong prosecuting told the court that he had been served a copy of the motion in court.

The court however, adjourned the case to February 18, 2019, giving the defense three days to serve parties in the matter.

Meanwhile, the two have been provisionally charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

Their pleas to the charges have not been taken.

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

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