Victor Kojoga Adawudu, the lawyer for the three persons standing trial for allegedly manufacturing weapons and plotting to destabilize the country is confident of securing bail for his clients at the next hearing of the case, ABC News can report.
Mr Adawudu maintained that there is no iota of truth in the claims by the state that the suspects were plotting to commit such a crime, adding that “this is just a set up.”
Speaking on Class FM, he said “I’m expecting a bail for them because you cannot just keep somebody and his liberty because at the end of the day, if the court says that they are not guilty, then you have punished them for nothing. They need to earn a living, they must work”
The suspects – Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, a medical practitioner; Donya Kafui, alias Ezor, a blacksmith; and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu, a freight manager were arrested by security personnel on Friday, September 20.
They were arrested at Alajo and Bawaleshie in Accra, where quantities of arms, explosives and ammunition were retrieved, with which the suspects were believed to be plotting an operation to destabilise the country.
The three suspects were arraigned before Court yesterday and were remanded into the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
The three have been jointly charged for conspiracy to commit crime, to wit manufacturing of arms and ammunition, possessing of explosives, firearms and ammunition without lawful authority.
The case has been adjourned to the 9th of October 2019.
Mr Adawudu said his client, Dr Mac-Palm maintained his belief that his arrest was a scheme to punish him for no wrongdoing.
He said although other persons cited to have been involved in the alleged crime were supposed to appear in court yesterday, the state failed to produce them on grounds that they were at large.
“All that is going on is a set up. He [Mac-Palm] believes that some of the suspects were arrested with him but were left off the hook. They were supposed to be in court but they were not there and only told the court that they were at large. So he believes it’s an arrangement that has been put in place to be able to bring him before the law,” he said.