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[ 2017-05-18 ]

Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide

Give me the next joke! - Kweku Baako tells Afoko family
The family members of Gregory Afoko, who is
standing trial at an Accra Fast Track High Court
in connection with his alleged role played in the
gruesome murder of the late Upper East Regional
Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, Adams
Mahama have hinted they will petition the
Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Attorney
General on what they describe as "unfair"
detention of their relative.

The family stated in a press conference in Sandema
in the Upper East that "eventhough, our son,
brother and relative has been in incarceration for
almost two years in connection with the killing of
the late Adams Mahama, we have been very clear in
our minds that Gregory Afoko is 'INNOCENT' and
that the true killers of the late Adams Mahama are
still walking the streets of Ghana as free
people".

Gregory Afoko is currently standing trial for the
murder of Adams Mahama after preliminary
investigations linked him to the crime.

Adams Mahama suffered an acid attack on May 20,
2015, and died after sustaining extensive acid
burns and acute respiratory distress syndrome,
according to the autopsy report.

Spokesperson for the family, Robert Atong
Asekabta, said the recent revelations by the
Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Daniel
Bugri Naabu, regarding the alleged involvement of
the Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari
and the Minister for Gender, Children and Social
Protection, Miss. Otiko Djaba in the killing of
the Chairman ought to be taken seriously by the
security and the Ghana Police Service.

On that score, he demanded Mr. Bukari, Mr. Naabu
and and Miss Djaba be arrested to also assist
police probe into the murder of the late NPP
Chairman.

"As stated already, it was someone's allegation in
connection with the killing of Adams against
Gregory Afoko that led to his arrest from his
sleep at dawn by the police. Despite his(Gregory
Afoko) repeated denials of the act he has been
accused of, he is still in prison custody and
presently facing trial at the High Court", the
Spokesperson indicated angrily.

But commenting on the issue on Peace FM's
Kokrokoo, Kweku Baako pooh-poohed on Afoko's
family assertions.

"...give me the next joke," he said.

According to him, though the family has the right
to petition the IGP; it however doesn't mean
there's no "prima facie" case regarding the
issue.

He told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that it's the
responsibility of the State to provide substantial
evidence to prove that Gregory Afoko is guilty of
the charges against him but until then the accused
is not sentenced yet.

So, he doesn't understand why the family members
would purport anything so far as the case is
concerned.

He cautioned the Afoko family and any other
Ghanaian not to ride on Bugri Naabu's allegations
against the Gender Minister, Otiko Djaba.

"Don't let people opportunistically take advantage
of the Bugri's rubbish to confuse all of us. Bugri
has no peace. He should be ashamed of himself".

Source - peacefmonline.com



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