Lawyer for Gregory Afoko, Nana Yaw Osei has described the Attorney General-designate Godfred Dame as a big liar.
He said Mr Dame lied before Parliament’s Appointment Committee when quizzed about why Gregory Afoko was not granted bail.
Dame told the Committee on Friday, February 12, 2021, that Gregory Afoko has still not been granted bail because he could not meet all bail conditions.
But Osei who was speaking to Prince Minkah on XYZ Tonight stated his client met all bail conditions in 2019 but “the system was against him” so he was denied the bail for obvious reasons.
Reacting to Dame’s answer to the committee, Osei said, “I was very shocked and I realized that the Minister for Justice-designate was not being truthful…he was telling lies under oath.”
Asked by the host that it was a serious issue tantamount to perjury, the lawyer said ” He [Dame] was categorical in his lies. He lied without a blinkingh an eye.”
As a lawyer and a member of his [Afoko’s] legal team who actually followed through the bail conditions and knew very well that Greg met all the bail conditions,” Yaw Osei stated Godfred Dame told a lie under oath and needs to be punished.
Gregory Afoko is one of two persons standing trial on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and murder for allegedly killing the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama, in 2015.
Afoko after his arrest has been in custody since May 2015 but was to be granted bail in 2019 only for him to be denied that freedom.
Explaining why Dame lied, Nana Yaw Osei stated at the time they were seeking for bail, Dame was a Deputy Attorney General “and it was within his knowledge to know whatever was going on.”
He continued, “Because Greg met the bail conditions that was how come the former IGP, David Asante-Apeatu, the former Director General of CID, Tiwaa Addo Danquah and then the investigator of the matter, one Nkrumah, were cited for contempt for disregarding the court order.”
“If the man [Afoko] had not met the bail conditions, why would his lawyers cite the police for contempt for refusing to produce him in court for him to complete the necessary documentation for his release?” Osei asked.
He said the accused person had a property that was beyond GHS 500,000 and was verified by the Lands Commission and was ready to report to the police per the bail conditions demanded but was mysteriously denied bail.
He stated that the decision to grant Afoko bail after Architectural and Engineering Services Limites (AESL) valued the property and testified it was more than GHS 500, 000.
“It was upon that the Registrar od the High Court (Criminal Divison) wrote to the police telling them that the accused person had met all the bail condition and that those who were to stand surity for him were in court an so they should produce him for the necessary documentation to be completed.”
To him, the government had something against his client because of his elder brother, Paul Afoko whom the NPP suspended indefinitely in October 2015.