Alleged coup plotters trial begins, as State calls first witness

The trial of the case in which ACP Benjamin Agordzor, Dr. Frederick Yao Mac Palm, and eight others are standing trial for an alleged court has commenced with the state presenting its first witness.

Colonel Isaac Amponsah, the Director in Charge of Operational Intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Department of the Ghana Armed Forces who is the first witness has been detailing the alleged plot by the accused persons.

In his evidence in chief to the court, the witness while being led by the Attorney General said the accused persons planned to recruit 100 military officers to carry out their actions.

The witness has also been detailing information on audio and video recordings on how the accused persons were plotting to eliminate President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to capture state power.


The accused persons have been slapped with four charges to wit; Conspiracy to commit crime namely High Treason, High Treason, and Abetment to commit crime namely High Treason.

But, they have all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case has been adjourned to June 9, 2021.


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