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Alleged Jubilee House takeover : Charges against me are frivolous, they can't break me down - ACP Agordzor

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzor
ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzor

ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzor, who has been picked up for allegedly being involved in the attempted Jubilee House takeover has described charges against him as frivolous.

ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzor speaking after his court appearance today denied his involvement in an alleged plot to destabilised the state and stated that he is being victimised.

"The charges are frivolous, I'm as strong as anything. I have not committed any crime, I've done nothing wrong, the President called on us to be citizens so when I express my opinion on a WhatsApp platform unrelated to any alleged coup nobody should bog me down, and I will stand for this to the end, they cannot break me down at all..."

ACP Benjamin Agordzor was arrested and detained on Monday for communicating with the alleged coup plotters who the government said had been cooking an elaborate plan to destabilise the country.

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ACP Agordzor is the second police officer to have been questioned on the matter after COP Nathan Boakye.

His lawyer Martin Kpebu has yesterday also alleged that he has been denied access to his client by the Bureau of National Investigation, BNI.

" Very difficult to comprehend the situation, yesterday at the time they took him away from the BNI Headquarters annex I was informed that I could come in this morning and see him, so I've been here for over an hour now but I've not been given access, yet still his wife was here as early as 6:30 am they were told that they will be given access at 8 am and there are still here without access and subsequently they were told 2 pm, I came in I was informed to just hang on a bit they will try to put the officers on the line and it's been over one hour since I got in here, we will stay here a bit longer and hope that they will do the right thing because the constitution guaranteed that he has a right to consult a lawyer of his choice and he must be given reasonable access to be able to consult a lawyer, and not that they will make me sit here as if I'm babysitting......

COP Nathan Kofi Boakye confirms National Security invitation

COP Nathan Kofi Boakye yesterday confirmed that he was invited by National Security in connection with the alleged Jubilee House takeover investigations.

Confirming his invitation to Daily Guide, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye said he was invited by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), but said “I did not keep long. I went there at about 9 am and by 9.30 am, I had left the place. I went there myself and explained things to them. It was not an arrest; it was a chat.”

He emphatically denied his involvement in the coup plot when he said, “it must be noted that I have absolutely nothing to do with the coup plot directly or indirectly for the avoidance of doubt.”

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“I was neither arrested nor on bail. There is nothing like what is being said,” he added.