- Koku Anyidoho say the BNI and police did their work professionally
- Koku in a first interview after his bail also thanked the top hierarchy of the NDC party
Embattled deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has quashed reports that he was manhandled after being arrested by the Police.
Mr. Anyidoho was arrested on Tuesday at the International Press Center whiles the NDC was preparing to host a press conference on the US-Ghana military agreement.
He was, however, granted bail on Friday afternoon.
The former Presidential spokesperson was arrested after he made comments believed to be treasonable to the state.
Speaking in an interview with Happy FM last Friday, Mr. Anyidoho suggested that President Akufo-Addo could be overthrown through a coup following the ratification of the US-Ghana military agreement by Parliament.
He said: “There will be a civilian coup d’état. There will be a social revolution. We [NDC] are starting it on Wednesday. The movement is starting on Wednesday. Nana Addo will have sleepless nights. He will suffer diarrhea. He said he wanted to be president but we will make sure he will be fed up on the seat.”
The Police moved to pick him up on Tuesday whiles he was preparing for an NDC press conference, before he was late detained on charges of treason.
But he has subsequently released on bail on Friday, having stayed at the Police Headquarters for three days.
Initial reports from certain quarters suggested that Mr. Anyidoho was mishandled before and during the arrest.
However, the NDC stalwart has denied such reports, insisting nothing of that sort ever happened before, during and after his arrest.
He went ahead to congratulate the Police, the CID and the BNI for acting “professionally” all throughout the episode.
“The Police did their job professionally and I want to congratulate them, the CID led by the COP Maame Tiwaa. Here we are: my lawyers, the BNI Director and his people and, of course, the other men who,” Mr. Anyidoho told Joy News.
“So we thank God and at least Ghana is working. Interesting experience, but let me say for the records that I was not manhandled at any point in time, no. Not by the CID and not by the BNI, I was not manhandled by anybody.
“As deputy General Secretary of the party, I didn’t doubt that we had the support base and we believe in comradeship and comradery.
“But what happened in the last two days has been excellent, exciting and we thank the grassroot, we thank everybody, former President John Dramani Mahama, the party Chairman, General Secretary, leadership in Parliament, of course the lawyers and everybody.”
Asked if he has regrets over the controversial coup comments he was arrested for, Mr. Anyidoho refused to speak on the subject.
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