Gregory Afoko Thrown Out!
A seven-member Supreme Court panel presided over by Justice Julius Ansah has thrown out a case sort to challenge the Attorney General for discontinuing trial of Gregory Afoko at the High Court.
According to the court, the plaintiff, one of the men accused of killing Alhaji Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2015 failed to prove that the Attorney General was unfair and unreasonable while exercising its constitutional powers.
Gregory Afoko, who is facing trial for the murder of then Upper East New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman, Adam Mahama, went to the Supreme Court challenging the fairness of the decision to discontinue the trial which he said was almost at the tail end.
In his writ invoking the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, Afoko sought a declaration that the nolle prosequi filed by the A-G on January 28, 2019 was a violation of articles 23 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution and must, therefore, be declared as “unconstitutional, null and void”.
Afoko was also seeking an order nullifying the nolle prosequi and for “the High Court to continue to hear the case to its legal conclusion”.
However, the Accra High Court hearing a contempt application filed by Afoko has ordered the Inspector General of Police and the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department to be present in court on July 3, 2019, when it delivers its ruling on the application.
The court was presided over by Justice Jennifer Duodu.