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Gregory Afoko acquitted; accomplice Asabke sentenced to death over murder of NPP Chairman

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Gregory Afoko, the brother of former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Paul Awentami Afoko, has been acquitted by an Accra High Court following a hung jury.

He is expected to face another trial over the murder of Alhaji Adams Mahama, an Upper East Region Chairman of the NPP, in 2015.

Alhaji Mahama was murdered after acid was poured on him in a plot said to have been masterminded by Gregory Afoko with the support of Asabke Alangdi.

Alangdi was on Thursday, April 27 unanimously found guilty for conspiracy to commit murder by the seven-member jury.

He has been sentenced to death.

In the case of Afoko, the jury returned a 4:3 verdict over the charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Lawyers of Asabke Alangdi have served notice they will appeal the death sentence.

“How can a person conspired against himself, be found guilty and the person that he was accused of conspiring with is found not guilty,” one of the lawyers said.

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