A soldier who was arrested for his involvement in the alleged coup plot wept uncontrollably at the Kaneshie District Court after the court remanded him and five others into Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) custody on Monday.
Corporal Seidu Abubakar and five others were the latest people to be charged for their alleged involvement in the coup plot that sought to destabilize the country.
Cpl Seidu Abubakar told the court that he was crying because he was innocent and was and also because of his family.
The rest are WO2 Esther Duffour, Lance Corporal Ali Solomon, Lance Corporal Sylvester Akakpewo, Godwin Nil Ankrah and Lance Corporal Baba Abrahim.
Five persons were earlier arrested for playing various roles in the coup. They included a medical doctor and a corporal in the Ghana Army.
According to Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, the coup plotters planned to kidnap the President and Vice President and then blow them up at a gathering.
“You see they had been infiltrated. It was the infiltrators who were videoing and recording for 15 months and I give credit to the security establishment, the defence intelligence in particular. The meetings where they met and decided to recruit is all recorded. So in my view, this is not one of the fakes, although there have been fakes before,” he exclaimed.
Eleven persons including a Colonel in the Ghana army and a civilian employee in the army have been sent to court for allegedly plotting a coup to overthrown the Akufo-Addo administration.
Colonel Samuel Kodzo Gameli and Gershon Akpah were remanded by the Kaneshie Magistrate Court and re-appear on 9th October, 2019.
Three others who are believed to be the ring leaders were arraigned early this week and remanded into BNI custody.
They are Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, a local weapon manufacturer Dornyah “Ezor” Kafui and freight manager, Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu aka BB or ADC. They all denied the accusations.
They were charged with the following:
1. Conspiracy to commit a crime – Manufacture of arms and ammunition without lawful authority.
2. Conspiracy to commit a crime – Possession of explosives and firearms without lawful authority.
3. Manufacture of firearms without lawful authority.
4. Manufacture of explosives and ammunition’s without lawful authority
5. Possession of explosives and firearms.