Government drops charges of treason against Koku Anyidoho

Government drops charges of treason against Koku Anyidoho

- The NDC deputy general-secretary called for a civil coup against Nana Akufo-Addo

- However, it is reported the government of Ghana is no longer interested in prosecuting him

The state has dropped all charges against the deputy general-secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho. According to reports gathered by, the Attorney-General informed the Ghana Police Service, it was no longer interested in prosecuitng.

According to the report by, Anyidoho commended the Police Service for its professionalism during his time in custody.

The prosecution of Anyidoho was began after Police arrested and charged him with high treason over his call for a civil coup against President Akufo-Addo.

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The NDC deputy general-secretary is a reputed controversial politician. Photo credit: Supplied

Anyidoho's declaration followed the ratification of the military agreement between the government of Ghana and that of the United States by Parliament Friday, March 23. This was done even against huge public protestation.

He had said: “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.”

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He then added: “There’ll be a civilian coup d’etat; there’ll be a social revolution and the movement is starting on Wednesday. He [Akufo-Addo] will be fed up at the Presidency."

Anyidoho has a reputation of being a controversial politician.

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