Court orders seizure of Koku Anyidoho's phones, laptops

Court orders seizure of Koku Anyidoho's phones, laptops

- An Accra High Court has ordered that electronic gadgets belonging to Koku Anyidoho who is in the custody of the police over his comment that President Nana Akufo-Addo will be overthrown

- The court's order comes after a moton to that effect filed by the police

- The order allows the police to seize Koku's laptops, phones, among others and also gives them full access to search Koku's house

An Accra High Court has ordered for the seizure of essential electronic gadgets belonging to embattled NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho.

This follows an ex-parte motion filed by the police at the court on Wednesday seeking to seize gadgets on which information related to his civil revolt comments could be stored.

The items to be seized under as ordered by Justice Patience Mills-Tetteh include laptops, iPhones and iPads of Md Anyidoho.

Court orders seizure of Koku Anyidoho's phones, laptops

Koku Anyidoho

Police will now have full access to the residence of the NDC's Deputy General Secretary.

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The order also permits the police to search and seize electronic devices of ‘agents’ of Anyodoho.

“It is hereby ordered that electronic gadgets including laptops, iphones and ipads believed to be storage of information related to treason in the premises of Koku Anyidoho and his agents are to be seized to aid police investigation of the said Koku Anyidoho,” the order dated March 28 and sighted by stated

Court orders seizure of Koku Anyidoho's phones, laptops

The court order

Koku Anyidoho was arrested on Tuesday, March 27, by the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) following a comment he made in a radio interview. Koku had threatened that there will be a "civil revolt" over the Ghana-US Defence Cooperation Agreement ratified by Parliament.

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On January 13, 1972, a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led a movement that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo-Addo’s father was a ceremonial president. Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself. There’ll be a civil revolt," Mr Anyidoho said.

He was arrested at the Ghana International Press Centre while addressing a press conference and has been in custody since after being charged with treason related offences.

Koku Anyidoho is expected to make his first appearance in court on Thursday, March 29.

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