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Alleged Jubilee House takeover : BNI invites Ex-IGP’s former Executive Secretary for questioning

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Peter Toobu Lanchene
Peter Toobu Lanchene

Bureau for National Investigation (BNI) has invited the former Executive Secretary at the office of the IGP, Superintendent Peter Toobu Lanchene for questioning over his alleged involvement in the plot to destabilize the country.

According to Citi FM's report, Superintendent Peter Toobu Lanchene was invited today November 5.

Supt. Toobu, who is the NDC parliamentary candidate for Wa West Constituency in the Upper West Region also worked in the office of former IGP, David Asante-Apeatu.

This brings to three, the number of top police officers being interrogated for their alleged involvement in the destabilization plot.

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A former Director of the Transformation Office of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Dr. Benjamin Agorzor, who was arrested on Monday and currently in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) is alleged to also be involved in the supposed plot.

ACP Agorzor’s lawyer, Martin Kpebu in an earlier Citi News interview revealed that he was interrogated based on his participation and comment in a WhatsApp group created by the supposed leaders in the destabilization plot.

“The major part of our interrogation is that he was confronted with messages on the platform. ACP is said to have stated that Ghana has conditions that are rife for an Arab spring. They asked him and he said what he said was in a context and that the WhatsApp platform was set up to discuss social and political matters and so that was his opinion,” Martin Kpebu explained.

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Already, some nine persons including Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, who’s believed to be the lead mastermind, have been charged for treason felony and are standing trial.