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Coup plot: National Security allegedly invites two senior Police officials over involvement in ‘coup plot’

Coup plot: National Security allegedly invites two senior Police officials over involvement in ‘coup plot’
Two of the three suspects and some ammunition retrieved

Two Police Chiefs have been invited by the National Security and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) operatives, allegedly, to assist in ongoing investigations into the alleged coup plot, ABC News can report.

According to reports, the officers are within the ranks of Commissioner of Police (COP) and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

The two officers, whose names have been withheld, have already appeared before the investigative team probing the incident, according to Starr FM.

This follows barely a month after a senior military officer Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and a civilian employee of the Ghana Armed Forces, Gershon Akpa, were charged with the possession of explosives and ammunition without lawful excuse.

Reports by online portal, MyNewsGh indicates that the revelation about the alleged involvement of the top police personnel follows a forensic examination of the phones and other communication gadgets said to belong to the leader of the alleged coup conspirators, Dr. Yao Mac-Palm.

“A deep throat source familiar with the new development told MyNewsGh.com that ‘he (the unnamed police commissioner) is not being treated as a suspect yet. He has been invited to assist in the investigation based on the intercepted message exchanges,” MyNewsGh reported.

A press release issued on Monday, September 23 announced that “Government conducted a joint security operation to neutralize an elaborate plot targeted at the Presidency with the ultimate aim of destabilizing the country.”

According to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who released the statement, the operation led to the arrest of three persons namely “Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm and his two accomplices, Ezor Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu, alias BB or ADC who were planning to build a support base of young people and radicalise them against the political authority in Ghana.”
Subsequently, nine persons were charged by state prosecutors on Wednesday, October 9, in connection to the alleged coup.

The suspects charged with a first-degree felony are; Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, Dornyah “Ezor” Kafui – a local weapon manufacturer, Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu (aka BB or ADC) –  a freight manager, Gershun Akpa –  a civilian employee of the Armed Forces.

Also, soldiers, Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli, WO2 Esther Saan, Lance Corporal Ali Solomon, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Sylvester Akanbiri have been charged with treason.

Source: ABCNewsGh.com

 

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