Koku Not Charged
The embattled Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho is yet to be charged with treason or any other offense, his lawyer has said.
Victor Kojoga Adawudu, lawyer of Anyidoho, has told journalists that no formal charges have been levelled against his client and that the Ghana Police Service is still investigating the claims.
“As at now he is being investigated for treason. He has not been charged. They are investigating to see [whether] that offense that they have seen, the investigation will support it. If they investigate and they have compelling evidence then they will now charge us, that’s the procedure” ¸ lawyer Adawudu told journalists after meeting with top hierarchy of the police yesterday.
Explaining the procedure at the CID, he said when one is arrested his or her statement is taken, followed by an investigation, after the investigation, if the police got any evidence then they will charge the suspect with offense that the facts will support.
“So, that’s what they [police] are doing now. So, we have not been charged, just that they are investigating us,” lawyer Adawudu said.
He also disclosed that electronic gadgets of the NDC firebrand have not been taken into custody as it was reported in the media.
Koku Anyidoho is on a police inquiry bail for declaring in a radio interview that there will be a civil coup against President Akufo-Addo over the much talked about Ghana-US Military agreement.
The vociferous deputy general secretary was released on bail last week Thursday after he spent two nights in the custody of the BNI.
He reappeared before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday to assist in ongoing investigation into his coup declaration.
Koku Anyidoho’s arrest came hours after the government had said on Thursday that it expects the country’s security agencies to interrogate Koku for making what it considers treasonable comments.
Koku is widely quoted as having said during an interview on Accra-based Happy FM, that President Akufo-Addo will be overthrown just like his father and the late Dr. K. A Busia due to the ratification of the controversial defence cooperation agreement between the US and the government of Ghana.
Koku, during the said interview, has bragged: “Somebody should tell Nana Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself. On the 13th of January 1972, a certain Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led an insurrection that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo Addo’s father was the ceremonial President. Someone should tell Akufo-Addo that history has an interesting way of repeating itself”
Pushed for clarity, the NDC Deputy Scribe insisted that history has a way of repeating itself.
“There will be a civilian coup d’état. There will be a social revolution. We [NDC] are starting it on Wednesday (today). The movement is starting on Wednesday. Nana Addo will have sleepless nights. He will suffer diarrhea. He said he wanted to be president, but we will make sure he will be fed up on the seat,” Koku threatened.