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Alleged Jubilee House takeover : Heavy security at Kaneshie district court as ACP Agordzor reappears today

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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There is heavy security at the Kaneshie District Court in Accra as ACP Benjamin Agordzor reappears in court to face charges of treason.

There are about 20 armed police personnel present at the court premises, with four vehicles. Lawyers for ACP Agordzor are challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the treason case.

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

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 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......

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