An Accra High Court has rescinded the bail granted to Gregory Afoko, one of the men alleged to have conspired to kill the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama, in 2015.
The court presided over by Justice Merley Wood heeded the argument of the State represented by a Chief State Attorney, Marina Appiah. that Mr. Gregory Afoko could abscond if allowed on bail before the trial concludes.
Mr. Afoko, even though had been granted bail, was held by the police for over 120 days.
The government came under intense public scrutiny for holding him despite the bail.
This application was vehemently opposed by lawyers for Mr. Gregory Afoko.
His counsel, Sowah Charway, noted that this new application by the State to the new court had already been presented at an earlier date in the previous court but the judge declined.
He also noted that they had been ambushed by the state lawyers.
The case has been adjourned to Wednesday July 17.
In related developments, the IGP and Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police have all been cited for contempt by lawyers for Mr. Gregory Afoko.
Alhaji Mahama suffered severe bodily injuries after a substance suspected to be acid was allegedly poured on him in front of his house in Bolgatanga on May 20, 2015.
He later died from the injuries at the Bolgatanga General Hospital.
Story by: Bismark Kwaku Asante|universnewsroom.com with additional information from Graphic Online