Adams Mahama's death Afoko to face murder charge

Afoko, who has, since his arrest, been appearing before a magistrate’s court, would then be convicted by the lower court to stand trial in a higher court

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has received advice from the Attorney-General’s (A-G’s) Department to charge Gregory Afoko and Asabke Alangdi with the murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Adams Mahama.

The Director General of the CID, Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr Prosper K. Agblor, disclosed this to the Daily Graphic in Accra on Thursday. He said the CID, after its investigations, forwarded the docket on the case to the A-G’s Department for advice.

Read more: Attorney General blamed for delaying Afoko's trial

On May 20, 2015, Mahama, a contractor, was showered with acid when he was returning home from work about 11 p.m. He died a day later at hospital but was said to have mentioned Afoko and Alangdi as his assailants.

In the advice, Mr Agblor said, the A-G’s Department indicated that there was sufficient evidence to warrant the charge of the two suspects with two counts of conspiracy to commit crime, to wit, conspiracy to murder and murder.

Manhunt for Alangdi

The police, he said, had intensified the hunt for Alangdi, who has been on the run since the incident. Alangdi is said to have fled his home with his wife and left behind their one-year-old son.

Read also: Afoko's life in danger over 'gang attack'

“Anybody with information that will lead to the arrest of Alangdi will be handsomely rewarded. We are working with our counterparts outside Ghana to get him arrested if he is out of Ghana,” he said.

Musa Issa to be freed

In the course of investigations, Mr Agblor said, the police retrieved a blue-black track suit with burns in it from Afoko’s room, and a report from the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), following a forensic examination, showed that the burns were acid burns.

He also said Afoko, who was still in the custody of the police, would be charged accordingly. The charge statement, he said, would then be forwarded to the A-G’s Department for it to include it in the bill of indictment and summary of evidence.

Afoko in court

Afoko, who has, since his arrest, been appearing before a magistrate’s court, would then be convicted by the lower court to stand trial in a higher court. The A-G advised that there was not enough evidence to charge one other suspect, Musa Issa, who is alleged to have solicited and procured the acid used for the crime.

Issa has already been granted bail by the magistrate’s court.

Mr Agblor said an autopsy report signed by Dr Lawrence Adusei, a pathologist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, on May 24, 2015 attributed the cause of Mahama’s death to shock lungs and extensive acid burns.

Credit: Graphiconline

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Mike Oquaye Ghana's Speaker of Parliament is a "big fool" - Sekou Nkrumahbullet
2 Attack Security Coordinator Police arrest lead member of NPP's Delta Forcebullet
3 AMERI Power Plant NPP reveals more fishy deal on AMERIbullet
4 Ghana's Legal System Judicial integrity badly damaged by Anas...bullet
5 REGSEC Coordinator Attack Delta Force Leader apologises to Nana...bullet
6 Cyber Crime 29 Nigerians, one Ghanaian arrested for 'Sakawa'bullet
7 Sad News Thunder kills prophetess at Assin Fosubullet
8 Militia Groups Vigilante groups could plunge Ghana into...bullet
9 Highway Accident 3 persons injured in fuel tanker accidentbullet
10 Allowance National Service Scheme denies increasing...bullet

Top Videos

1 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu Nketiabullet
2 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
3 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
6 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
7 Night Life Some taxi drivers and their night driving experiencesbullet
8 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more...bullet
9 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
10 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet

News