Coup plotters wanted to kidnap Akufo-Addo, Bawumia and blow them up – Baako

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The five persons who were plotting to destabilize the coup wanted to kidnap the President and Vice and blow them up as part of their plot , Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has said.

According to the veteran journalist, the kidnapping of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, his Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and other top government appointees was discussed at length at a meeting held by them.

“There were scenes where they even contemplated the kidnapping of the President, and this is video, it will come out in court. They contemplated a situation the kidnapping of the President, the Vice President, Chief of Defence Staff and some other top shots have congregated at a place to explode that thing they were doing (you see the guy manufacturing) with the doctor present, this is video,” he claimed on Joy News’ Newsfile programme.

Kweku Baako claimed on the show that this evidence is captured on video and will be used at the court of law as part of the evidence to prosecute the five persons who have been arrested so far.

“You see they had been infiltrated. It was the infiltrators who were videoing and recording for 15 months and I give credit to the security establishment, the defence intelligence in particular. The meetings where they met and decided to recruit is all recorded. So in my view, this is not one of the fakes, although there have been fakes before,” he exclaimed.

Background

Five persons including a Colonel in the Ghana army and a civilian employee in the army have been semt to court for allegedly plotting a coup to overthrown the Akufo-Addo administration.

Colonel Samuel Kodzo Gameli and Gershon Akpah were remanded by the Kaneshie Magistrate Court and re-appear on 9th October, 2019.

Three others who are believed to be the ring leaders were arraigned early this week and remanded into BNI custody.

They are Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, a local weapon manufacturer Dornyah “Ezor” Kafui and freight manager, Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu aka BB or ADC. They all denied the accusations.

They were charged with the following:

1. Conspiracy to commit a crime – Manufacture of arms and ammunition without lawful authority.

2. Conspiracy to commit a crime – Possession of explosives and firearms without lawful authority.

3. Manufacture of firearms without lawful authority.

4. Manufacture of explosives and ammunition’s without lawful authority

5. Possession of explosives and firearms.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI

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