A-G drops treason charges against Koku Anyidoho

treason charges against Koku Anyidoho dropped

The Ghana Police Service has dropped all treason charges against deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho.

According to reports, the charges were dropped because the Attorney General and Minister of Justice said it is not interested in the case.

The NDC Deputy General Secretary was detained and charged by the Police with high treason over his call for a civil coup against President Akufo-Addo.

The NDC was holding a press conference to react to the controversial Ghana-US Military Cooperation deal when the personnel in police uniform stormed the place to arrest Koku Anyidoho.

A-G drops treason charges against Koku Anyidoho
Anyidoho (in black shirt) with his boss Johnson Asiedu Nketia trekking to the Police headquarters

Anyidoho, in a radio conversation, said president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, like his father, will be overthrown in a civil revolt which will begin on Wednesday.

“On January 13, 1972, a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led a movement that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo-Addo’s father was a ceremonial president. Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself. There’ll be a civil revolt,” he said.

“There will be a civilian coup d’état. There will be a social revolution. We [NDC] are starting it on Wednesday. The movement is starting on Wednesday. Nana Addo will have sleepless nights. He will suffer diarrhea. He said he wanted to be president but we will make sure he will be fed up on the seat,” he further said.

Anyidoho spent two nights at the cells of Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) before he was granted bail on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

After his release, Anyidoho lauded the BNI for their professionalism during his two-day encounter with them.

“The police did their job professionally and I want to congratulate them and thank them; the CID boss madam Tiwaa and her people. At least Ghana is working,”

“It was an interesting experience, but let me say for the records I was not manhandled at any point in time; not by the CID or the BNI”, the maverick NDC Deputy General Secretary told the media at his residence.

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