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High Court rescinds Gregory Afoko’s bail orders

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An Accra High Court has rescinded the bail orders of  Gregory Afoko who is  the main accused person in relation to the death of the late Upper East  Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mahama Adams.

When Afoko and his accomplice, Asabke Alangbe pleas were to be taken and subsequent empaneling of the jurors,  following their committal for trial at the High Court, the state made an oral application for Afoko’s order by another high court to be rescinded.

Chief State Attorney, Marina Appiah said  that the circumstances that led to Afoko being granted bail has changed and due to the nature of the charges and their  subsequent punishment, should the accused persons be found guilty of charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, he would not avail himself for trial if the bail is not rescinded.

Counsel for Afoko Stephen Sowah Tsawe holding brief for Osafo Buabeng,  opposed to the application and described it as an ambush letigation tactics.

He said among other things that, the state could at least have put the accused persons on notice about their intention especially when the issue of bail is a subject of contempt case in another court.

The court after hearing the parties, rescinded Afoko’s bail orders in favour of the state.

The case continues on Wednesday.

Yvonne Asare Offei

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