Afoko Killed Me – Mahama Adams’ Last Words
Details are emerging about the last three wishes of the late Adams Mahama, the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to Touffic Mutalla, the deceased made three passionate appeals to him prior to his death at the hospital after the acid attack.
Touffic is the fourth prosecution witness in the trial of 52-year-old Gregory Afoko over the murder of Adams Mahama. The witness told an Accra Criminal High Court yesterday that the deceased predicted his death.
Touffic narrated under cross-examination that the late Adams stated that he would die and that when that happens he (Touffic) should take care of his wife and children for him (Adams).
Touffic disclosed that the deceased again tasked him to make sure he is buried in his village in the event of his (Adams) death.
The court presided over by Justice L. L. Mensah further heard that the late Adams called his wife to his bed, urging people gathered in the hospital to support her amidst invocation of blessing from God and the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
The witness said a cup which was found on the compound of the deceased contained traces of the deadly substance allegedly poured Mr. Adams.
He said the police who found the cup were sure the substance in the cup was acid.
Osafo Boabeng, lawyer for the accused denied claims that there was any cup on the compound of the late Adams, an assertion Touffic vehemently opposed.
Touffic insisted that Zainab Adams, wife the deceased wore a rubber on her hands before handing over the cup to the police.
He indicated that due to the harmful nature of the substance poured on the late Adams, his car could not be used for about a month after the incident.
Earlier, led in evidence by Matthew Amponsah, a Chief State Attorney yesterday, Touffic, quoting the deceased, added “Asabeke and Gregory Afoko are those who caused harm to me and I don’t want to die without giving you this piece of information.”
He said the late Adams again repeated his statement to his wife Hajia Zainabu in the presence of other persons including the nurses taking care of him at the emergency word of the hospital.
Touffic stated that when he got to the hospital, he saw the deceased laying on the hospital bed naked and in pain wailing with his skin peeling off.
The witness intimated that minutes after he had dispersed with the late Adams, he had a telephone call from Zainabu Adams, wife of the deceased asking him to meet them at the hospital because someone had poured a substance on Adams.
He stated that earlier on the day of the incident, he and Adams were at the site where the deceased was building a hotel near the Ex-Tee hotel along the Bolgatanga-Tamale road.
Touffic who claimed he knew Gregory as a Rastafarian and Asabeke as a resident in the region added that he was grateful to God that Adams had mentioned the names of the suspects to him because he knows both Gregory and Asabeke.
So far, the state has presented three witnesses, including Hajia Zainabu Adams, wife of the late NPP regional chairman, Zuwera Issaka and Asigiri Quinn.
The witness has over the weeks been telling the court about the circumstances leading to the death of Adams (after a reported acid bath).
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.
Gregory’s alleged accomplice, Asabke, is still on the run.
Source: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ thePublisher