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ACP Agordzo, 9 others coup plotters re-arrested and…

ACP Agordzo, 9 others coup plotters re-arrested and charged with high treason

ACP Agordzo, 9 others coup plotters re-arrested and…

Embattled Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Benjamin Agordzo

and nine others have been charged with the highest crime of the land,

high treason. They risk the punishment of death should they be

found guilty by three High Court judges tasked to hear the matter.

The 10 accused persons have since early 2020 faced the charge of

treason felony. The senior police officer who is facing prosecution

for allegedly part-taking in an attempt to cause unrest in the country

has been re-arrested by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).

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Also arrested on Friday were nine others who are being prosecuted for

their roles in an alleged attempt to destabilize the country.

Dr Mac Palm, Donyo Kafui, Bright Alan Debrah, Johannes Zikpi,

WO II Esther Saan, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Corporal Ali Solomon,

and Sylvester Akankpewu are the other suspects.

The suspects faced the Financial Court 2 on Saturday and were

slapped with new charges including high treason.

Dr Agordzo, according to his lawyer, was accused of assisting

the alleged leader of the coup plotters, Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm,

through messages he sent on instant messaging platform, WhatsApp.

He has denied the accusations, saying he is innocent arguing that

he is being prosecuted for “speaking his mind” on the

social media platform.

ACP Agordzo, 9 others coup plotters re-arrested and...
ACP Agordzo, 9 others coup plotters re-arrested and…
In June 2018, security agencies arrested members of the

‘Take Action Ghana’ for an “elaborate plot targeted

at the Presidency.” The accused persons who are members of

the group ‘Take Action Ghana’  are facing different charges.

The nine accussed person apart from ACP Agordzo were earlier held for

conspiracy to commit treason and treason felony.

Also, Donyo Kafui and Dr. Mac Palm were charged with conspiracy

to possess explosives, firearms, and ammunition. ACP Agordzo and

Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli were tried for abetment of treason felony.

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