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Agordzo On Hunger Strike, Charged With Abetment To Commit Treason

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Dr Benjamin Agordzo, who has been accused of offering assistance to alleged coup plotters has been charged with abetment to commit treason.

He is currently on a hunger strike.

Graphic Online's Court correspondent, Mabel Aku Baneseh reported that Dr Agordzo's application challenging the jurisdiction of the Kaneshie District Court was Friday afternoon dismissed.

Following that, he was charged with abetment to commit treason.

The court subsequently remanded him in custody and adjourned the case to November 20, 2019.

The Court also directed that the docket should be sent to the Attorney General for advise.

Mabel reported from the court that Dr Agordzo looked visibly upset and as of 1 pm, the court premises was heavily guarded whilst the case was still ongoing.

Background

Dr Agordzo is a serving police officer and former Director of the Transformation Office of the Ghana Police Service.

He was invited by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) last Monday afternoon and had been detained since.

He is alleged to have connections with an alleged plot to destabilise the country and for which some people are currently in court with charges of treason.

Dr Agordzo is alleged to have offered some assistance to the leader of the alleged coup plotters, Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, and some eight other suspects, including a military officer and seven soldiers, who have also been charged with treason.

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