It has emerged that the dress of Gregory
Afoko, one of the two persons standing trial
over the murder of Adams Mahama , Upper
East regional chairman of the New Patriotic
Party (NPP) , which was retrieved by the police,
contained acid .
According to the Attorney General ( AG) , other
materials such as the gallon containing the
sulphuric acid, the burnt clothing of the
deceased, substances retrieved from his
vehicle, all contained the same sulphuric acid .
This was contained in a 28 -paragraph affidavit
in opposition to the application for bail filed at
the court by lawyers for Gregory.
It said the “clothing of the applicant (Gregory )
which was retrieved and sent for forensic
examination, disclosed that the clothing was
laced with sulphuric acid .”
The affidavit, filed at the Accra Human Rights
Court on July 28 , 2015 , further disclosed that
the final report on the wound on Gregory ’s leg
was yet to be released .
Gregory and Musah, are before the Accra
Central Magistrate Court for allegedly
intentionally and unlawfully causing the death
of Adams on May 20, 2015 at Bolgatanga in
the Upper East Region .
According to the police , Musah, who is a
member of the NPP , on 19 May , 2015 ,
solicited and procured the deadly acid which
he gave to other two suspects who in
turn poured the acid on Adams.
Asabke Alangdi, the third accused has been on
the run together with his wife , leaving behind
their one- and- a- half-year -old baby .
Gregory is facing charges of conspiracy and
The plea of the two has not been taken.
Musah , a driver who is being tried for
abetment of crime in respect of the case , was
recently admitted to bail in the sum of GH
¢ 20, 000 with four sureties .
The court had refused the bail of Gregory but
his lawyers went to the human rights court to
fight for it .
In a court presided over by Justice Kofi Essel
Mensah , lead counsel for the 53 -year -old
farmer and brother of Paul Afoko – NPP
national chairman – Ekow Ampah Korsah said
yesterday that he had not been officially
served with the affidavit in opposition.
He however , added that Mathew Amponsah , a
senior state attorney who was representing the
AG in the case, had been “generous enough” to
give him a copy of the affidavit at the court.
In view of that Mr . Korsah said he was yet to
read it and respond accordingly and prayed
the court to grant an adjournment.
Mr . Amponsah said the AG was only served
with the motion two days before .
Justice Essel Mensah adjourned hearing until
August 6 , 2015 for the motion for bail to be
moved by the defence counsel
According to the police charge sheet, Gregory
Afoko, after his arrest, was asked to lead the
police to the house of his accomplice – Asabke
Alangdi – but “ he rather took them to the
father ’s house. Police later located the house
of the second accused but the suspect had got
wind of their presence and absconded with his
wife , leaving behind their baby . ”
“ A gallon, which contains some of the
substance and a plastic cup, were retrieved at
the scene for forensic examination, ” the
charge sheet added.