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There is a clear motive to destroy my career and also to gag me - ACP Agordzo

By Mutala Yakubu
ACP Agordzo
ACP Agordzo
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Senior Police Officer ACP Agordzo involved in the alleged coup plot says there is a clear motive to destroy his career.

He was given 10 minutes to speak at the Kaneshie District Court.

This was after senior state attorney Hilda Craig had told the court that some plotters held discussions on whether or not to kill the President once their plot succeeds.

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Read below what the ACP said

“First of all, I am innocent of the charge and I am surprised that despite the abundance of the evidence on the TAG platform to the contrary, the prosecution has charged me with an abetment.

The prosecution is well aware of the purpose for which I donated the ¢2,000 and is on the platform. The prosecution is also aware that TAG is just involved in a medical outreach program and there are a lot of pictures on the TAG platform to that effect.

Prosecution again is aware of the context within which statements in respect of mass mobilization of people was made and that I never drafted any speech and that it was a common Whatsapp message that many people can have access to if it was read here and it was within a context.

That forwarded message, the content has to do with the danger posed by vigilante groups all over the world including Ghana. That is the content of the speech they are talking about. It was at the time that the Ayawaso West Wuguom by-election violence was recorded.

My Lord, I am a citizen of Ghana and not a spectator and within that context, I spoke and made my views known to the world on the WhatsApp platform. A WhatsApp platform that is shared by hundreds of people from all walks of life. Where Lawyers, police, soldiers, teachers, members from civil society organizations share ideas.

Indeed I had already shared, a year earlier my ideas on political vigilantism and is a subject matter of political discussion today.

I am very certain my Lord, that the prosecution has an ulterior motive to destroy my career and also to gag me. When I talk about prosecution it includes investigations. So they have an ulterior motive to destroy my career and to gag me.

You will observe that when Colonel comes to court he comes with a colonel. You see I come with a senior police officer.

We have been sitting here and an ASP has been prosecuting a sitting ACP and Colonel. It’s humiliating. It’s not allowed. The IGP even drew Tiwaa’s attention. You are humiliating us. Asare should not be the one prosecuting me. I am being investigated by a chief inspector.

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It’s like you investigating an Appeals court judge. The court says I should report to the BNI, I go and report to my junior. This is torture. When I go to the Police Headquarters I report to the IGP or his Deputy. But when I go to the BNI I report to my junior. What if one day he’s supposed to work with me or under me? Let’s watch these things.”