Afoko begs for second chance to produce 2nd witness
Lawyer of Gregory Afoko, the man standing trial for the death of New Patriotic Party’s Upper East Regional Chairman, the late Adams Mahama has pleaded with the court for a second chance to produce his 2nd witness.
The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court on Thursday Jan 17, instructed Mr Afoko to produce his next witness today or forfeit that opportunity.
Even though his lawyers pleaded with the court to allow them bring the witness on Jan 24 on that day, the court insisted on today.
But in court today, defence counsel Benedicta Antwi, standing in for Mr Osafo Boabeng, begs the court for a second chance.
“My Lord, we pray for adjournment to 24th to produce our next witness. After all our efforts to reach the witness, he pleads with the court that he can be in court on January 24.
She assured the court that, if on the 24th the witness is not in court, the defence would close our case.
Prosecution represented by Annette Barnes who was standing in for Mathew Amponsah, Chief State Attorney said the adjournment is not at the instance of the prosecution.
She however did not opposed to the adjournment.
The court presided over by Justice LL Mensah said given that the defence prays for a second chance to bring their witness.
The court said, the prosecution had 14 witnesses, “so if the accused has two or three witnesses lets give him the chance to also present his two witnesses.”
Daily Heritage Court Correspondent Muntalla Inusah who was in court reported that, the court adjourned the case reluctantly to Thursday, Jan 24, 2019.