A senior military officer, Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and Gershon Akpa who is a civilian employee have been remanded by a Kaneshie District Court presided over by Rosemond Dodua Agyiri for their alleged involvement in a coup plot.
Both were charged possession of explosives and ammunition without lawful excuse and remanded in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) to reappear on October 9, 2019
According to the state prosecutor in the case, ASP Sylvester Asare the duo were part of a group calling itself ‘Take Action Ghana’ who were readying themselves to overthrow government.
It would be recalled that TheNewsGh.com last weekend broke the story of how Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm owner of Cidatel Hospital Hospital and his two accomplices – Mr. Ezor Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Mr. Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu (aka BB or ADC) were arrested in a Rambo style by a combined team of security agencies over the alleged plot.
Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who days later confirmed the operation, revealed that the plot was targeted at the Presidency and with the ultimate aim of destabilizing the country. The arrest and seizure come after fifteen (15) months of surveillance and gathering of evidence on the activities of the prime suspects and others.
He listed the weapons retrieved from the suspects including locally manufactured pistols, explosives and some foreign made riffles.
“A joint security operation of personnel drawn from Defence Intelligence, CID and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), conducted a successful operation which led to the arrest of three persons and the retrieval of several arms, explosive devicesand ammunition from locations in Accra and Bawaleshie near Dodowa”, the minister revealed in a statement.