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One of the Lawyers of Gregory Afoko has denied claims by Kweku Baako Jnr. that his client did not meet the bail conditions of the court.

The Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, per his investigations said during a panel discussion on Wednesday’s edition of ‘Kokrokoo’ that Gregory Afoko who is the prime suspect in the murder of the late Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama failed to meet his bail condition.

Commenting on this on Peace FM on Wednesday as monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com, Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kweku Baako said Afoko was not bailed because he failed to meet the conditions for the bail.

This was because the Lands Commission, in order to satisfy itself of the authenticity of the photocopied documents of land documents submitted to the court by the Lawyers of Afoko asked for the originals to be brought to the entity.

According to him, “relative to the fulfillment of the bail condition, there is a gap and if you have not fulfilled the bail conditions, then what is the noise about?”

However, speaking on the same platform, Thursday, Nana Yaw Osei said his client did everything the court asked to be done and that ‘Kweku Baako lied . . . my client met the bail conditions’.

An Accra High Court has rescinded its decision to grant bail to a murder suspect, Gregory Afoko, who had been unlawfully held in police custody for 120 days.

The decision was taken by a different judge at the Accra High Court, Justice Merley Wood, who has overturned the decision made by another High Court judge, Justice George Buadi.

It was Justice Buadi who granted Gregory Afoko bail on March 14 2019. The suspect is being tried for the murder NPP Upper East regional party chairman, Adams Mahama, in 2015.

But the order to release the suspect on bail was been disregarded by the state for four months. Within that period, two attempts to have the decision reversed, at the High court and later the Appeal’s court, both failed.

The Akufo-Addo government has been criticised by sections of the public for the continuous detention of Gregory Afoko. The detention called into question the state’s respect for the human rights of citizens.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), and Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) faced charges of contempt of court for disobeying lawful orders of the court.

But in a dramatic turn of events, the state filed an application at a High Court presided over by Justice Merley Wood.




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