Sate handling of Gregory Afoko a dent on Ghana’s image – Amnesty International



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Country Director for Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization focused on human rights, Robert Akoto Amoafo, says the manner in which Ghana is handling the suspect in the murder of former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama will dip Ghana’s image on the international market.

This statement is in line with an Accra High Court’s decision to overturn the bail granted Gregory Afoko, a suspect in the murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama, in 2015.

This follows an earlier Accra High Court decision to grant bail to Gregory in the sum of GhȻ500,000 with two sureties.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Country Director for Amnesty International, Robert Akoto Amoako, expressed his outfits displeasure in the Court’s decision adding that Amnesty international will continue to follow the case until justice prevails.

He noted that as a country with a lawyer as a President, this case will send a bad legal signal to the international legal fraternity.

“We will continue to work until Justice prevails. We are still working with the lawyers of Gregory Afoko on the next line of action, for us at Amnesty International we are asking government if the decision to rescind Afoko’s bail is the best. This very act paints a very bad image of Ghanaians out there. If it needs international legal backing for this very case, we will call for it and ensure that Ghana’s legal system is not trampled upon”, he said.

He called on the various institutions to respect one another to prevent events like this happening in the future.

Gregory Afoko was apprehended in 2015 as one of the suspects in the murder of the late Alhaji Adams Mahama who, until his death, was the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa