Ghanaians begin coup challenge; mock gov't over coup plot (photos and videos)

Ghanaians begin coup challenge; mock gov't over coup plot (photos and videos)

- In a funny twist to a treasonable offense, some Ghanaians have started a trend using a coup challenge hashtag on Twitter

- The trend has people sharing photos and videos to make mockery of the foiled alleged coup plot and the weapons used in the planned attack

- Some have also minimised the importance of the incidence since government announced the arrest of the three persons involved

Following the arrest of three alleged coup plotters after they targeted Ghana’s presidency, some Ghanaians are mopping the floor with the country’s government in a funny twist, using a coup challenge hashtag on Twitter.

Ghana's government in a statement said the plot had ''the ultimate aim of destabilising the country''.

The statement further said that military personnel were involved in obtaining weapons which included six pistols, three smoke grenades, 22 IEDs, two AK47 magazines and one long knife.

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Among the other weapons which were seized included a computer equipment, a voice recorder and a Ghanaian passport.

However, some Ghanaians have found the announcement of the foiled coup plot and the weapons used in the alleged failed attack as ''absurd'' and have thronged Twitter to make mockery of the government using funny memes, photos and videos.

The #coupchallenge was trending at number 1 on Twitter at the time the story was being carried.

Ekow Djan shared an interesting photo along with a caption which read: ''In Ghana, these are what 'evil men' use for Coup D'tat. Very very Very sophisticated weapons. Yes, a ball of banku for bullet, a knife for arrow and one apotoryiwa for self-defence. This can only happen in Kwame Nkrumah and Akufo-Addo Ghana.''

Ghana's Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, became the toast of the hashtag that triggered laughter from many. His memes were the most hilarious.

Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm and his two accomplices, Ez or Kafui, a local weapon manufacturer and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu aka BB or ADC were arrested by a joint force from the Defense Intelligence, CID and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) in a successful operation at Alajo, Accra.

Meanwhile, Owen Odonkor Adantey, a Ghanaian and final year student of the University of Ghana has placed second globally in one of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant’s (ACCA) main professional level exams.

More than 10,000 students from different countries contested in ACCA’s flagship professional level papers, The Strategic Business Leader (SBL).

Owen Odonkor Adantey, thrashed over 10,000 students to clinch second place in the global world competition in the June 2019 exams.

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