Martin Kpebu

Martin Kpebu clarifies: ACP Agordzo unaware of coup plot

Martin Kpebu, a private legal practitioner and human rights activist, clarified that former Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benjamin Agordzo was not aware of any coup plot. During an appearance on JoyNews’ Newsfile, Kpebu argued that the alleged coup plot was discussed on a private executive platform from which ACP Agordzo was excluded.

Kpebu explained that Agordzo’s references to the Arab Spring and Ghana’s economic situation were not intended to encourage unlawful actions. He mentioned that ACP Agordzo’s mention of the Arab Spring was in the context of political discussions during the 2016 election, where the New Patriotic Party (NPP) invoked the idea to gain support.

The legal practitioner pointed out that ACP Agordzo had the right to freedom of expression and assembly, emphasizing that he had been vindicated. Despite six individuals being convicted in the alleged coup plot, ACP Agordzo, Colonel Gameli, and another junior military officer, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, were acquitted.

The charges, dating back to April 24, 2021, involved Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, the late Chief Executive Officer of Citadel Hospital, ACP Dr. Agordzo, and eight others. The accused faced various charges, including conspiracy to high treason, abetment to high treason, and high treason. The acquittal of ACP Agordzo and others highlights the complexity of the case and the need for a careful examination of the evidence presented during the trial.

Source: MyJoyOnline

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