Monday, 06 July

Coup plot: Ex-IGP Exec. Sec. interrogated

General News
Mr Tuubo

Superintendent Peter Lanchene Tuubo, the ex-Executive Secretary to former Inspector-General of Police, Mr David Asante-Apeatu, is the next to be to interrogated by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) in connection with his alleged involvement in a coup plot to destabilise the government.

The now-parliamentary candidate for Wa West of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, is alleged to have known about the activities of the alleged coup plotters.

He has since been invited and interrogated by the BNI over the matter.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, 5 November 2019, the BNI denied the lawyer and wife of ACP Dr Benjamin Agordzo, who has been detained for his alleged involvement in the coup plot, access to the senior police officer.

His lawyer, Mr Martin Kpebu, told the media in various interviews that he had been there since morning but was not allowed to see his client.

According to him, ACP Agordzo’s wife, who went to the BNI’s office around 6: 30 a.m. was also denied access to her husband.

ACP Dr Agordzo has been charged with treason.

The former Director of the Transformation Office of the Ghana Police Service has been held at the BNI for the past couple of days.

He is alleged to have offered some assistance to the alleged lead coup plotter Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm and some eight other suspects including military officers, who have also been charged with treason.

Dr Agordzo and another top police chief COP Nathan Kofi Boakye have been questioned in connection with the matter.

ACP Dr Agordzo’s lawyer, Mr Martin Kpebu told the media that his client’s interrogation on Monday largely centred on a contribution he made on a WhatsApp platform created by the nine other suspects, to the effect that the conditions prevailing in Ghana were conducive rife an Arab Spring-like outburst.
ACP Dr Agordzo has been denied bail.