Pathologist Testifies In Afoko Case
An Accra High Court hearing the murder trial of Gregory Afoko has given a pathologist in the case two weeks to appear before the court. The appearance of the Doctor who the prosecution has only named as Dr. Edusei is also expected to make his report ready at the said time.
The court last week the ordered the Attorney-General (A-G) to produce its next witness in the case despite the excuse that the doctor had traveled. The court had argued that it would not accept claims by the prosecutor, Matthew Amposah that the doctor has traveled indicating that the witness has to be subpoenaed.
Justice L. L. Mensah stressing that the matter before him has to be tried expeditiously, held that the prosecution ought to produce its next witness.
He said “Get him to Court tomorrow (today); I don’t want you to say he has traveled.”
At the hearing yesterday, the case was not different as the state failed to produce its thirteenth witness.
While adjourning the matter, Justice Mensah expressed the dissatisfaction of the court.
He was emphatic that the failure of the doctor to be in court yesterday and the rest of the weeks is a great inconvenience to the court.
The judge said the court would accept the request of the doctor but will not accept any further excuses from the witness. Gregory is in the dock over the alleged murder of Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP.
Gregory has been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and murder of Adams Mahama in May 2015.
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.
The prosecution intends to call 13 witnesses in the trial.
So far the prosecution has called twelve witnesses in the matter including Hajia Zainab Adams, the wife of the deceased.
Source: thepublisher/Jeffery De-Graft Johson