Private legal practitioner Abraham Amaliba has called for the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General to invite Mr Rockson Bukari, the Upper East Regional Minister, as well as Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba over allegations that they had a hand in the murder of the party’s late Upper East Regional chairman, Adams Mahama.
Mr Mahama died in 2015 after some assailants poured acid on him. The matter is currently before the court but claims by Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu, the NPP’s Northern regional Chairman, that the two serving ministers in the Nana Akufo-Addo government played a role in his murder have led to a call for the IGP to invite them to assist in investigations.
Mr Naabu made the allegation in an interview with Accra-based Radio XYZ. While responding to allegations of bribery made against him by Ms Djaba whose “secret” meeting he scuttled on Saturday, he said: “You could remember Adams Mahama who certainly died when he was bathed with acid, [it was through] the same secret meetings …” adding that “You’ll be surprised that some of these people who masterminded the killing of Adams have come to take positions in the government … like the Upper East Regional Minister. He was deeply involved in the masterminded killing of Adams.”
Reacting to Mr Naabu’s allegation on 505 on Class91.3FM on Monday 8 May, Mr Amaliba said: “Bugri Naabu’s statement that it was Otiko and the Upper East regional minister who masterminded the killing of Adams Mahama should not be taken likely.
“Don’t forget that some people have been arrested and they are currently standing trial. They have maintained their innocence till this date. This is fresh evidence and I think that this evidence that is coming from Bugri Naabu must be taken seriously. The IGP, the Attorney General, should be inviting Bugri Naabu to come and answer some few questions.
“The fact is that Bugri Naabu all this while knew the persons who were arraigned before court were not the actual killers of Adams Mahama but for political expediency he kept quiet and is now making that public… So I’m calling on the Attorney General, IGP, to invite him on what he said… Let the state institutions mandated to investigate this matter invite these persons for thorough investigations and that is how we can get to the bottom of this matter.”