Monday 22nd July, 2019
Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, July 22, GNA – An Accra High Court
has adjourned the contempt case against the Inspector of Police (IGP) and the
Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to October 10 2019.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David
Asante-Apeatu, was not present in court, when the case was called into the
judge’s chambers for hearing.
Police allegedly refused to release murder
suspect, Gregory Afoko, despite a High Court order on March 20, 2019, directing
that he should be released and the suspect meeting the bail condition.
The two are being blamed for the police’s
decision to set aside the court’s directive to release Gregory Afoko, causing
the suspect to spend days on remand.
When the case was called representatives of
both the IGP and the CID boss were seen going to the chamber of the judge.
Justice Jennifer Dodoo, who is hearing the
case, noted that the parties to the suit were not in court, hence the
Afoko has been on trial since 2015 as a key
suspect in the murder of the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the ruling
New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama.
Adams Mahama was attacked with acid on his
way home on May 20, 2015, by two people and later died of extensive acid burns.
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