Gregory Afoko has vehemently denied any knowledge and connection to a prosecution witness, Robert Atule, insisting that he has never seen or met the witness anywhere.
The State introduced Mr. Robert Atule as a witness against Mr. Afoko in the ongoing murder trial of then New Patriotic Party’s Upper East Regional Chairman, Adam’s Mahama.
Robert Atule had testified of his closeness to Gregory Afoko, Paul Afoko, and Adam’s Mahama.
He told the Criminal Court 2 Division of the High Court, that he had received a call from Gregory Afoko complaining of bad blood between then NPP National Chairman, Paul Afoko and Adam’s Mahama.
According to Mr. Atule, Gregory Afoko had told him to leave matters to him, and that he would deal with it.
Gregory Afoko who was constantly shaking his head in obvious disagreement with the testimony of the witness whispered some words to his lawyer, who in turn, during cross-examination put the following to the witness:
Lawyer: I’m putting it to you that the first accused person (Gregory Afoko) doesn’t know you from anywhere.
PW: If he says he doesn’t know me, I know him and we know ourselves.
Lawyer: I’m further putting it to you that your story to the court about meeting the accused person is an afterthought.
PW: If he says so, but I know that I know him, and I met him.
Even though the State’s witness insisted that he lived in the same neighbourhood with Gregory Afoko, knew him, and spoke to him as a brother on the matter, Mr. Afoko maintained that he neither knew nor met the witness before in his life.
Source: Citi Newsroom