A-G Nails Coup ‘Plotters’! …Moves To Consolidate Case
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo is considering the option of consolidating the separate cases involving the persons in police custody over the alleged coup plot.
The papers deep through sources says the Prosecutory Department is set to file a consolidated case to cover all the ten persons currently in police custody.
It stated that the A-G is most likely to maintain the charges preferred against all ten suspects in the consolidated case.
The accused persons including the supposed ring leader Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, a medical doctor, and proprietor of Citadel Hospital at Alajo, Accra, have been charged with high treason for their respective roles in the plot.
The others are Donya Kafui, aka Ezor, a local weapon manufacturer (blacksmith) from Alavanyo, and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu, aka BB or ADC.
The military officers caught in the alleged coup plot include a senior officer, Col. Samuel Kojo Gameli, Lance Corporal Ali Solomon, Lance Corporal Sylvester Akapewu, Lance Corporal Seidu Abubakar and one WO II Esther Saan, aka Mama Gee, of the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS) and also a civilian employee of the Ghana Armed Force, Gershon Akpa and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Dr Benjamin Agordzo,
The accused persons have been charged with possession of explosives, arms and ammunition without lawful excuse while ACP, Agordzo has been slapped with the charge of treason.
All the ten are currently before different Kaneshie District Magistrates in Accra but the A-G is set to marge the cases following overtures by the court.
The accused persons including three civilians and six military officers are being accused of planning to usurp the executive powers of the state.
Subsequent to their plans, they are alleged to have hired the services of a local gun manufacturer to produce improvised explosive devises (IEDs), guns and ammunition with which they intended to carry out their plans.
They are alleged to be members of a non-governmental organisation, Take Action Ghana (TAG), formed by Dr. Mac-Palm.
A civilian employee of the Ghana Armed Forces, Gershon Akpa, who is a weapons mechanic, is alleged to have agreed to sell two guns to the ‘coup doctor’ at a cost of GH¢7,000. He took GH¢2,000 part payment but returned the money later because he could not supply the guns.