Second suspect in acid attack on NPP's Adam Mahama nabbed; case to restart

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Another suspect, who is believed to have been involved in the murder of former Upper East Regional NPP Chairman, Adam Mahama, has been arrested. The arrest follows a joint effort between security agencies in Ghana and Interpol. Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah disclosed this at a press conference in Accra on Monday, January 28, 2019. The late Adam Mahama died in May, 2015 after he was attacked with acid at his residence in Bolgatanga. Following the incident, a first suspect, Gregory Afoko, was arrested and is standing trial for murder. At the time of his arrest, it was indicated that he had an accomplice who had fled the country. It is on the back of this that security agencies in the country liaised with Interpol to search for the accomplice. Asabke Alangdi was arrested in Ivory Coast on Friday, January 25, 2019 after over three years of search. He is suspected to have moved camps from Burkina Faso to Ivory Coast since he fled Ghana. Asabke Alangdi’s arrest has necessitated the filing of a Nolle Prosequi in respect of the ongoing trial in the case of the Republic Vrs Gregory Afoko. This will lead to the discontinuation of the initial trial against just Gregory Afoko and it will enable the two accused persons to be tried together to best serve the interest of justice. “Committal proceedings for the two accused persons will commence shortly for them to stand trial as soon as possible,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah disclosed at the press conference. The state is also expected to appeal to the Chief Justice to assign a dedicated judge for an expedited trial, considering the background of the case. Mr. Oppong Nkrumah further stated that government will ensure that the case is heard to the end until justice is served the bereaved family. Government assures all Ghanaians that it will not relent on any efforts to bring the perpetrators of crimes within this jurisdiction to book,” he stressed. Source: 3news.com| Ghana  ]]>

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