Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benjamin Agordzo, a top police official being prosecuted for his role in an alleged attempt to destabilise the country was re-arrested, along with the other accused persons, on Friday, April 23, 2021, by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
The accused persons have been slapped with fresh charges, including high treason. Hearing of the case is expected to begin this morning at Financial Court 2. The other accused persons are Dr. Mac Palm, Donyo Kafui, Bright Alan Debrah, Johannes Zikpi, WO II Esther Saan, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Corporal Ali Solomon and Sylvester Akankpewu.
They were initially held for conspiracy to commit treason and treason felony. In addition, Dr. Mac Palm and Donyo Kafui were charged with conspiracy to possess explosives, firearms, and ammunition. Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and ACP Agordzo were being tried for abetment of treason felony.
All the accused persons are said to belong to a group called Take Action Ghana. In June 2018, security agencies picked up intelligence of the group’s alleged plan to overthrow the government and usurp executive powers.
Meanwhile, Dr. Benjamin Agordzo had earlier insisted that he is innocent of the charges proffered against him. He told the Kaneshie District Court on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, that he is being prosecuted for “speaking his mind” on a Whatsapp group.