Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Dr Benjamin Agordzo, accused of aiding some alleged coup plotters has been released from custody.
He was released on Thursday, January 23, 2020, after the Accra High Court granted him bail on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.In a ruling Tuesday morning [January 21, 2020], the court presided over by Justice Charles Ekow Baiden, admitted Dr Agordzo to a self – recognizance bail in the sum of Gh¢ 500,000,He wrote: “It’s been a whole world of experience and I like to thank God for bringing me this far; my counsel and his team for standing by me with their knowledge and skills in law practice; and those of you who believed in me and supported me in various ways. My special thanks go to my wife, family and the Chiefs and people of Vakpo for their massive support. I appreciate you all.
“I was particularly strengthened by the fact that even thousands who had never set eyes on me believed that I couldn’t have done what I was being accused of. These sentiments were expressed in various social media platforms.
“For the millions who silently went on their knees regularly to intervene for me, God richly bless you. Your prayers were not in vain. I know you’ll continue to remember me in your prayers. The Lord of hosts is on our side and it’s not over until it’s over.”He stated however that his belief in democratic values such as the rule of law, human rights and constitutional rule would not permit him to do anything that would go contrary to that.
“These are the things that drive the passion in me,” he said.
He added that “having spent about 6 years of my life in peacekeeping missions in Sudan, Somalia and Haiti and witnessed how conflicts have ravaged those counties, I will be the last person to do anything to derail the strides we’ve made in democratic development.””Be assured that I love my country so dearly I can never ever do anything to disturb the relative peace we enjoy in Ghana. This is what I stand for and I’ll never exchange this for anything else,” he stated.
Nine individuals, including a medical practitioner, Dr Mac-Palm, and five soldiers, have been charged with treason on allegations of plotting to destabilise the country and possibly take over the government.
The accused persons are a high-ranking military officer, Colonel Samuel Kodzo Gameli; Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO 2) Esther Saan Dekuwine, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Ali Solomon and L/Cpl Sylvester Akanpewon.
The others are Donyo Kafui, alias Ezor, a blacksmith; Bright Alan Debrah, a fleet manager, and Gershon Akpah, a weapons mechanic at the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
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