It has emerged that Gregory Afoko, the man standing trial over the murder of Adams Mahama, former Chairman of Upper East Branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), failed to meet the bail conditions set out by the High Court.
An Accra High Court has rescinded its decision to grant bail to a murder suspect, Gregory Afoko, who had been unlawfully held in police custody for 120 days.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.
Commenting on this od Peace FM’s Kokrokoo 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.
The original ones are yet to be provided the Lands Commission.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com