Adams Mahama murder trial: Afoko closes defence

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Counsel for Mr. Gregory Afoko, who has been charged with the murder of Mr. Adams Mahama, has closed the defence of the Accused.

This was because the Accused was unable to present his second Witness, after the  Court presided over by His Lordship Justice Lawrence Mensah, had given the Defence several opportunities to do so.
At the last adjourned date, the Accused did not present his Witness, stating that the Witness could only be available today, 24th January, 2019.
The Court however stated that their failure to bring the Witness today would be considered as a close of their defence.
According to Counsel for the Accused, Madam Benedicta Antwi,  the witness is still not available and upon reviewing their  records they would want to close their case.
The Prosecution led by Mr. Matthew Amponsah raised no objection.
According to the judge, it is the constitutional obligation of the Court to give the Defence the requisite opportunities and time to present their case.
“The court has done just that but the Defence has intimated to the court that it has closed its case”, the judge said.
The Court has ordered the Defence  to file their closing address on or before 8th February, 2019 and the Prosecution to react by way of closing address on or before 19th February, 2019.
The  case has been adjourned to 20th February, 2019, for the Defence to address the Court, or present their address and 21st February, 2019, for the Prosecution to do same.
Mr. Gregory Afoko, has been accused of murder, after he, together with Alandgi Asabke (a suspect on the run), allegedly poured acid on Mr. Mahama (former Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP) in May 2015, which led to his death.
Source: GhanaJustice/F.Kyeremateng


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