Gov’t releases Captain Koda from BNI custody

Gov’t releases Captain Koda from BNI custody

- Captain Koda was being held for questioning in his involvement in the invitation of the three South African ex-policemen

- The head of the private security detail of Nana Akufo-Addo was released on Thursday and all charges against him dropped

- The ailing captain was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital for medical attention later

- Captain Koda was however, released on the morning of Monday, March 28 by the BNI on health grounds

- Nana Asante Bediatuo, lawyer for Captain Koda has threatened to sue the BNI

- Angry youth of the party have massed up at the party's headquarters in protest for arrest

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has released Captain (rtd) Edmond Koda, 69, who was being held for questioning in his involvement in the invitation the three ex-police officers from South Africa to train the opposition NPP’s security personnel.

According to Citi News, the head of the private security detail of Nana Akufo-Addo was released on Thursday and all charges against him dropped.

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He had taken ill while in custody and his lawyer, Nana Asante Bediatuo, lambasted the Government’s security agency for abusing the retired soldier’s rights.

Captain Koda was re-arrested the same day and his residence at Weija thoroughly searched.

The ailing captain was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital for medical attention later and the doctors recommended he stayed there a while to be treated but the BNI operatives allegedly refused.

Captain Koda was however, released on the morning of Monday, March 28 by the BNI on health grounds.

Meanwhile, Capt. Koda’s lawyer, Nana Asante Bediatuo has threatens to sue the BNI for the unlawful detention of his client.

According to him, the detention of Captain Koda is in breach of the law and he will resort to the court soon.

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Captain Koda has been implicated by the BNI following the arrest of Ahmed Shaik Hazis, Denver Dwayhe Naidu and Mlungiseleli Jokani who were picked up at the El Capitano Hotel at Agona Duakwa on March 20 by security operatives for "training fifteen young men in various military drills, including unarmed combat, weapon handling, VIP protection techniques and rapid response maneuvers”.

The three South African nationals were granted bail but charged with conspiracy to commit crime and unlawful training.

In a related development, tens of angry NPP supporters, mainly the youth, have massed up at the party headquarters, hours to the news conference scheduled to be addressed by the party leadership.

They are incensed with the arrest and detention of Captain Koda.

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