Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dr. Benjamin Agordzo and nine others, who are being prosecuted for their role in an alleged attempt to destabilise the country, have pleaded not guilty to charges of abetment of high treason, conspiracy to commit high treason and high treason.
The prosecution, led by the Attorney General, Godfred Dame, entered a nolle prosequi – a decision to no longer prosecute – in the previous case for which a jury had been selected and slapped the accused with fresh charges of high treason and conspiracy to commit high treason.
The ten were rearrested on Friday, April 23, 2021, by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and arraigned before an Accra High Court.
The lawyers for the accused prayed the court to grant their clients bail.
Attorney General, Godfred Dame, who did not oppose the bail application, however, asked the court to make the bail conditions severe, should the application be granted.
The bench is in recess to consider the application.
All the accused persons are said to belong to a group called Take Action Ghana.
In June 2018, security agencies picked up intelligence of the group’s alleged plan to overthrow the government and usurp executive powers.