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Afoko's brother in court over acid attack

Gregory Afoko, who has been arrested in connection with the acid attack leading to the death of Alhaji Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, will appear in court today.
Gregory, who is the brother of the National Patriotic Party’s national chairman, Paul Afoko, has been provisionally charged with murder.
Afoko’s alleged accomplice, Asabke Alangdi, is on the run and is being hunted for by police.
A reliable source at the Criminal Investigations Department, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday that security services had intensified their search to arrest Asabke.
Alhaji Mahama was attacked with acid on Wednesday, May 22, as he came home from supervising his housing project at Tindon Sobligo. Mahama’s car stopped in front of his house and just as he was about to alight from it, the suspects emerged from their hideout.
The suspects, who were allegedly hiding a gallon of acid, approached the car and Mahama rolled down his glass window, thinking that they were party members.
Suddenly, one of the suspects poured the acid on his body and they sped off, the police said.
Mahama, the police said, managed to get out of his car, removed his shirt, went back into the car and drove to the hospital where he was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the Bolgatanga Central Hospital, but died later.
Credit: Daily Guide

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