Agordzor remanded into police custody over alleged coup plot

Source : | News Desk Report

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The embattle Senior Police Officer, ACP Dr Benjamin Agordzo who is facing a charge of treason has been remanded into police custody by the Kaneshie Magistrate court and will be kept at the ministries police station.

This was after his charge of Abetment to Commit Crime; namely, Treason Felony contrary to section 20(1) and 182 (b) of the Criminal and Other Offences Act 1960 (Act 29) were read to him.

Lawyer for the Police Officer Martin Kpebu told the court his client was uncomfortable at the BNI custody and preferred being detained instead at the Nima Police station but the court refused the request.

According to ASP Sylvester Asare, the State is however concerned about the selection of a specific police station by the suspect, adding that the security of the suspect is of concern to the State.

The court ruled that the suspect is remanded to police custody and be kept at the Ministries Police Station.

The court further ruled that Police cannot remove him from the Ministries Police station with the knowledge of the Court.

Full access will be accorded him as a senior officer of the Ghana Police Service and his family members will at all times be made aware of his location.

The court also ordered Dr Agordzo to desist from granting media interviews henceforth.

His lawyer also told the court his client was unwell and wanted to be close to the Police hospital where he could receive swift medical attention if need be.

Police Prosecutors led by ASP Sylvester Asare said the State is not opposed to the demand for the rights and liberties of the suspect to be respected.

After the court hearing Tuesday, the suspect told the media he is innocent of the charges against him.

“I have not committed any crime. I’ve done nothing wrong. The President called upon us to be citizens. So when I express my opinion on a WhatsApp platform, unrelated to any alleged coup, nobody should bog me down.

“And I will stand for this. I will stand for this to the end. They cannot break me down at all. And I’m as strong as anything. Thank you very much for your support”.

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