ACP Benjamin Agordzo finally granted GHC500k bail following coup plot

ACP Benjamin Agordzo finally granted GHC500k bail following coup plot

- The Criminal High Court has granted Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benjamin Agordzo a self recognizance bail

- ACP Benjamin Agordzo was also instructed to submit his passport to the Registrar of the High Court

- The Court presided over by Justice Charles Ekow Baiden pegged the bail at GHC500,000

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the Criminal High Court has granted Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benjamin Agordzo a self recognizance bail.

The Court presided over by Justice Charles Ekow Baiden pegged the bail at GHc500,000.00.

ACP Benjamin Agordzo was also instructed to submit his passport to the Registrar of the High Court.

He would also be required to present himself to the Inspector General of Police and the Director of BNI per the schedule presented in the ruling of the Court.

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Lawyer for the accused, Martin Kpebu at the last Court sitting on January 16, 2020, noted that Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Benjamin Agordzo is a very senior police officer, he has a wife and children and was therefore not a flight risk whatsoever.

The Prosecution led by Senior State Attorney Hilda Craig indicated to the Court argued that the offences of the senior police officer were serious and that he should not be granted bail.

She indicated that should he be granted bail, he could likely obstruct the judicial process by influencing possible witnesses of the state who are his juniors in the police service.

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YEN.com.gh, earlier reported that ACP Dr Benjamin Agordzo, who was charged with treason, had been denied bail by an Accra High Court.

He was remanded into police custody by the Kaneshie Magistrate court and has been kept at the ministries police station since.

The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court, however, refused the bail application by the accused police officer, saying it was premature.

The court said because he is a Senior Police Officer and two steps away from becoming an IGP, he would interfere with the investigation.

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Source: Yen

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