Sosu begins online petition for Afoko’s release

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A human rights lawyer, Mr Francis-Xavier Sosu has begun an online petition to collect signatures to pile pressure on the government to release Mr Gregory Afoko, who is being held for the alleged murder of Mr Adam Mahama, the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)…

 

A human rights lawyer, Mr Francis-Xavier Sosu has begun an online petition to collect signatures to pile pressure on the government to release Mr Gregory Afoko, who is being held for the alleged murder of Mr Adam Mahama, the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The petition, according to Mr Sosu, is to highlight the abuse of the legal process by officialdom to deny Mr Afoko his basic human rights as well as the abuse of the accused person’s rights by the police service with total disregard to decisions by the court.

Although the court granted a bail application by Mr Afoko’s lawyers and the bail conditions were duly met, the police have refused to release him.

This, Mr Sosu believes, is a travesty of justice, hence the launch of the #ReleaseGregoryAfoko online petition.

Speaking to Class News, Mr Sosu said: “What it is now is a deliberate abuse of power to deny the fundamental rights of a citizen and it’s so shameful.

“We hope that the GBA is listening, the Judicial Council will say something about it, the police council will say something about it, we are looking forward to parliamentarians raising statements in parliament in respect of things like these because today you’re free, tomorrow it could be you.

“Any Ghanaian can be subjected to an unfair treatment tomorrow, should we stay quiet? No! we must speak against it and we’ll go to every length including advocating at the international space. If we have to send a petition to the African Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations, wherever we need to go, this will continue until Gregory is released because what is happening is unfair, it’s unacceptable in a democracy like ours.”

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

 

 

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