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Adam Mahama’s family unhappy about Gregory Afoko verdict

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The verdict of a jury made up of 7 people that tried Gregory Afoko, the man accused of killing Adams Mahama, the former regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been criticized by the bereaved family.

Mr. Afoko would need to face new charges as the jury was unable to agree on a verdict by a vote of 7-0.

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However, the jury found his co-accused Asake Alange guilty of conspiring to commit murder, and he now faces being hanged.

For the past eight years, Mr. Afoko, the brother of former NPP Chairman Paul Afoko, has been on trial for the death of Adams Mahama.

Gregory Afoko’s case to begin anew after 8 long years in court
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Reacting to this, lawyer for the Adams Mahama Family Anthony Namoo said “We are of the view that compelling evidence was led by the prosecution and so we are not happy about the outcome.”

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The late Adams Mahama

“But whatever it is, it wasn’t also a very bad case because we have a mistrial 4-3 and having one person convicted and sentenced to death, I think that is fine,” he is quoted to have told JoyNews.

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Meanwhile, Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame says the verdict shows the severe challenges with the Jury Trial in Ghana.

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