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.
See Photos: Kennedy Agyapong caught “pants down”
Documents available to prove the exact opposite of claims made by New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong on Oman Fm’s Boiling Point last Thursday, that Stelin Automotive and Trading Company in 2012 paid only GH¢ 10,000 to clear six (6) Toyota Hilux pick-up vehicles belonging to Mr Ibrahim Mahama’s Engineers & Planners.
“That Stelin Company, we will go after them… Ibrahim imported Hilux. When I talk they say it’s because he is richer than me that’s why I talk about him… Someone whose brother is President, and wants to be President again… this thing he did in 2012 I will talk”, Mr Kennedy Agyapong declared on Oman FM.
“Ibrahim brought in those six Hilux pickups. Do you know the duty Engineers and Planners paid? They paid 10,000 cedis.. I swear to God… I am not against Ibrahim, I am against Steling Company.. I want the customs officer to be interrogated”, he added.
But contrary to the claims made by the lawmaker, documents with receipts sighted showed Stelin Automotive and Trading Company paid GH¢10,424.16 for each of the Toyota Hilux Pick up and not GH¢ 10,000 for all the six (6).
It has been established that the vehicles with chassis numbers MROFR22G3C0679730, MROFR22G679726, MROFR22G679638, MROFR22G679533, MROFR22G679810 and MROFR22G67921 were all cleared at a total cost of GH¢62, 544.96 through Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) Ecobank account.
It is unclear where the maverick lawmaker got his information from but checks at CEPS in Tema further revealed that the amount was paid in full before the vehicles were released to the clearing agent, Stelin Automotive, and Trading Company.
A CEPS official who spoke to MYNEWSGH.com on condition of strict anonymity said: “Checks on whether the appropriate duties of vehicles has been paid can be done through the use of Customs SMS code by texting the chassis numbers to the shortcode 1477”.
He revealed that any car whose duty has not been paid will be exposed by the system’s shortcode of 1477.
Though the lawmaker claimed during the political programme his allegations were against Stelin Automotive and Trading Company and not E&P or Ibrahim Mahama, an aide to the businessman in response said the NPP firebrand seems to be obsessed about Mr. Ibrahim Mahama.
“The attacks on Stelin Automotive and Trading Company appeared to be an indirect way of attacking Mr. Ibrahim Mahama because the cars were cleared on behalf of Engineers &Planners Limited”, he stated.
This is not the first time Mr Kennedy Agyapong is making allegations against Mr Ibrahim Mahama which eventually turned out to be false.
Last week, the outspoken lawmaker alleged ‘some impropriety’ in the part of Mr Ibrahim Mahama over the servicing of his cars at the Air Cargo section of the Kotoka International Airport.
Officials of NACOB who supervised the disembarking of the luxury vehicles disputed Mr Kennedy Agyapong’s version of events.
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