Coup plot: Agordzo remanded; ordered not to speak to media
ACP Dr Benjamin Agordzo who is facing a charge of treason has been remanded into police custody by the Kaneshie Magistrate court and will be kept at the ministries police station.
This was after his charge of Abetment to Commit Crime; namely, Treason Felony contrary to section 20(1) and 182 (b) of the Criminal and Other Offences Act 1960 (Act 29) were read to him.
Lawyer for the Police Officer Martin Kpebu told the court his client was uncomfortable at the BNI custody and preferred being detained instead at the Nima Police station but the court refused the request.
The court also ordered Dr Agordzo to desist from granting media interviews henceforth.
His lawyer also told the court his client was unwell and wanted to be close to the Police hospital where he could receive swift medical attention if need be.
Police Prosecutors led by ASP Sylvester Asare said the State is not opposed to the demand for the rights and liberties of the suspect to be respected.
After the court hearing Tuesday, the suspect told the media he is innocent of the charges leveled against him.
“I have not committed any crime. I’ve done nothing wrong. The President called upon us to be citizens. So when I express my opinion on a WhatsApp platform, unrelated to any alleged coup, nobody should bog me down”.
“And I will stand for this. I will stand for this to the end. They cannot break me down at all. And I’m as strong as anything. Thank you very much for your support”.