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Alleged Jubilee House takeover : Court orders ACP Agordzor not to speak to media, case adjourned to Nov.20

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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ACP Dr Benjamin Agordzor who is facing a charge of treason has been remanded into police custody by the Kaneshie district court and will be kept at the ministries police station.

This was after his charge of Abetment to Commit Crime; namely, Treason Felony contrary to section 20(1) and 182 (b) of the Criminal and Other Offences Act 1960 (Act 29) were read to him.

Lawyer for the Police Officer Martin Kpebu told the court his client was uncomfortable at the BNI custody and preferred being detained instead at the Nima Police station but the court refused the request.

The court also ordered Dr Agordzo to desist from granting media interviews henceforth.

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His lawyer also told the court his client was unwell and wanted to be close to the Police hospital where he could receive swift medical attention if need be.

Police Prosecutors led by ASP Sylvester Asare said the State is not opposed to the demand for the rights and liberties of the suspect to be respected.

The case has been adjourned to November 20.

There was also heavy security at the Kaneshie District Court, there was about 20 armed police personnel present at the court premises, with four vehicles. 

According to reports, the heavy security presence is upon the request of the Magistrate of the court.

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ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzor speaking after his court appearance on Wednesday 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..."