"Grant My Uncle Bail, He Needs Medical Attention" - Niece of Gregory Afoko Cries (Videos+Pics)


A Niece of Gregory Afoko, the man who was accused in 2015 of the Alhaji Adams Mahama, the then Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Cynthia Afoko is appealing to President Akufo-Addo to grant her uncle bail to aid him to seek medical attention.


According to her, the health condition of Gregory Afoko is worrying adding that failure to seek medical care can cause his life.


In an exclusive interview with Thinknewsonline.com, she said "My Uncle deserves justice. Apparently, he was granted bail in 2020 but he is still there. I know a lot of people are surprised. He is not well. He is sick. We are asking that they give him bail so that he comes home for us to give him a special treatment"


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Cynthia Afoko also pleaded with the media to channel their attention on the ailing Gregory Afoko.


"The media should also help us. Let this man come out. He can be your brother or it could be you tomorrow. We want him to come out and get treatment. He is not well"


Cynthia Afoko hinted that Gregory Afoko has not been treated fairly stressing that release him on bail will do the family lots of good.


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Responding to what she will do if her request is not granted, Cynthia Afoko said "What can we do as law-abiding citizens, you can't do anything other than to protest like this"


The niece of Gregory Afoko joined hundred of NDC followers to demonstrate in Accra on Tuesday.


She was spotted with plaque cards with the inscription 'Polarized Judicial System, Free Gregory Afoko Now' and 'Bail Gregory Afoko For Better Health Treatment Now'


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Background

It will be recalled that late Alhaji Mahama was reported to have 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.


Afoko was initially the only one standing trial after Alangdi allegedly absconded from Ghana.


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After more than three years of trial, the Attorney-General (A-G) filed a nolle prosequi on January 28, 2019, to discontinue the trial following the arrest of Alangdi.


Afoko challenged the nolle prosequi by filing a case at the Supreme Court, but on June 19, 2019, the apex court dismissed the case on the premise that Afoko failed to prove that the nolle prosequi was capricious, unfair, and arbitrary.


Gregory Afoko has since been in custody from 2015 to date.


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Below are videos and pictures:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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