Two senior Police officers invited over ‘Coup plot’ saga?

By Mutala Yakubu
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Two senior police officers are being interrogated by the National Security over their alleged role in the alleged coup plot. sources say the officers are within the ranks of Commissioner of Police (COP) and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

The two officers, according to sources have already appeared before the military investigative team probing the incident after the IGP released them for interrogation.

Already, senior military officer Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and a civilian employee of the Ghana Armed Forces Gershun Akpa, have been charged for their role in what the government describes as an “elaborate plot targeted at the Presidency.”

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State Prosecutor ASP Asare told the Kaneshie District Court that the serving soldiers were members of Take Action Ghana, a group of which Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm is the leader.

According to him, they planned to engage in several demonstrations aimed at overthrowing the government.

ASP Asare disclosed that the suspects contracted one other person already in custody to produce explosives and guns at the Citadel Hospital.

The prosecution further revealed that GH¢2,300.00, was paid for six pistols while GH¢400.00 has since been paid for some explosives.

Meanwhile, lawyers of the nine persons who have been charged with treason felony have accused the military High Command of invasion of privacy.

According to the lawyers, who have some of their clients with the Ghana Armed Forces remanded at the Military custody, anytime they have conferences with them, persons with the Defence Intelligence Unit sit-in and record their private conversation.

Lawyer Kodjogah Adawudu made this known to the Kaneshie District Court presided over by Her Worship Mrs Eleanor Botwe when the case was called on Monday, October 28.

ASP Sylvester Asare, prosecutor in the matter, on his part said nothing of that sought has come to his attention.

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He however assured the court that he would liaise with his colleagues at the GAF to make sure the right thing is done and report back to the court.

Source: Starr Online