Coup plot: Senior police officer charged with treason

Coup plot: Senior police officer charged with treason

- ACP/Dr. Benjamin Agordzor has been charged with abetment to commit treason over his alleged involvement in a coup plot.

- The BNI invited him over some messages between Dr. Mac-Palme and himself believed to be concerned with the security of the state

- His legal representative, Martin Kpebu, believes that his client is being politically witch-hunted

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An Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), ACP/Dr. Benjamin Agordzor, has been charged with abetment to commit treason over his alleged involvement in a coup plot.

Confirming the charge to Joy News, his legal representative, Martin Kpebu said his client was arrested and has been detained in BNI custody since 1 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019.

Martin Kpebu explained that his client was accused of communicating with the alleged coup plotters, who according to the government were plotting to destabilise the country through a coup lot.

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“He was invited to appear before BNI and he did so this afternoon…initially they said they just needed him to assist with investigations but just this evening they turned from assisting with investigations to actually cautioning him.
Meaning that he is on his way to be made an accused. The offence they have written is abetment of treason,” Kpebu narrated in an interview on Joy News Prime.

Dr. Agordzor, according to JoyNews reports, was accused of assisting the leader of the coup plotters, Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm of the Citadel hospital through messages he sent on WhatsApp.

Kpebu believes his client's arrest and the subsequent charge leveled against him was a political witch hunt because of his famous presentation at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) where he bemoaned the political interference in the police service.

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Meanwhile, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, has denied ever been arrested for taking part in a coup plot.

According to Daily Guide reports, COP Kofi Boakye said he was invited by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), but he did not keep long there.

He stressed that he was not arrested as part of the coup plotters but was just there to have a chat with them and also explain things to them.

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