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Police Dumps Gregory Afoko at Hospital After Refusing Him Court Bail

The Ghana Police Service has come under strong suspicion that it is trying to carry out an agenda to either kill Gregory Afoko, the suspect in the alleged murder of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP)s former Upper East regional Chairman, or turn him into a vegetable.

The suspicion is stemming from the fact that Mr. Afoko, who is still being held by the Police, three months after he was granted bail by a court of competent jurisdiction, was two weeks ago forcibly made a lab rat of sorts at the Police Hospital.

Allegedly, the Police who have all this while been holding him incommunicado, in spite of the bail granted him, lured him into a vehicle under the pretense of releasing him, but drove him to the Police Hospital in Accra.

The suspect was then forced into a ward and subjected to treatment in spite of him protesting that he was not sick or feeling ill in anyway.

Lawyer Nana Yaw Osei, a member of the legal team of Mr. Afoko today said in a radio interview monitored by WhatsUp News that the suspects family and his lawyers who had been denied access to him by the Police, heard last week that he had been admitted at the Police hospital.

They had gone to the Police CID Head office as part of pressure they are putting on the Police to carry out the bail granted Mr. Afoko by the court when the news came to him that Gregory had been sent to the Police Hospital.

“Last time me and his family saw him was two weeks ago at the Police Hospital, when we had gone to CID head office to see how we could get to see him that was when we were told that he was at Police Hospital.

When we (got there and) saw him, he was looking physically well but said the Police had sent him to the Police Hospital for treatment but he refused because he had said that he was not sick. He told me in the presence of police investigator and hospital administrator the police asked him to enter car and he thought he was about to be bailed but Police drove him to the hospital Lawyer Nana Yaw Osei said.

IGP, David Asante Appeatu

He expressed unhappiness about the treatment being meted out to his client saying the Police refusal to release him, three months, after he had been granted bail by the court is a vandalism of his rights.

Lawyer Nana Yaw also revealed that as part of the Police cloak and dagger dealing with Gregory Afoko, even a delegation from Amnesty International was refused access to him when Amnesty tried to visit him in custody.

Meanwhile, an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Jennifer Dodoo has ordered the Police to produce Gregory Afokon in court on the next sitting date, the 19th of June.

Yesterday, an enraged Justice Dodoo dismissed the Police’ explanation that they were trying to verify a landed property that Mr. Afokos legal team and family had posted as part of his bail, saying that verification was none of the business of the Police. The judge also said it was no justification for keeping the suspect detained in spite of the fact that he has been granted bail.

Mr. Afokos family have indicated that they will cite the Inspector General Of Police (IGP) David Asante Appeatu, and the Director General of the Police CID, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, for contempt.

Gregory Afoko, younger brother of former NPP National Chairman, Paul Afoko, was arrested in May 2015 over the alleged murder of the NPPs former Upper East regional Chairman, Adams Mahama.

Late last year, after the State had called all its witnesses in the case and the court was about to enter judgment, the Attorney General filed nolle prosequi and restarted the case, after another suspect had been arrested.

Three months ago, the High Court in Accra granted Mr Afoko bail and duly wrote to the Police to notify it but the Police have since refused to release him.

Sources: Whatsupnews

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