Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Dr Benjamin Agordzor, has been charged with abetment to commit treason for his alleged involvement in a coup plot.
ACP Agordzor’s lawyer Martin Kpebu who confirmed the charge said his client was arrested and has been detained in BNI custody since 1 p.m. yesterday and slapped with the charge.
Martin Kpebu said his client was accused of communicating with the alleged coup plotters who the government said had been cooking an elaborate plan to destabilise the country.
Dr Agordzor, according to his lawyer, was accused of assisting the alleged leader of the coup plotters, Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, through messages he sent on instant messaging platform, WhatsApp. Mr Kpebu said his client was confronted with the messages in which he had allegedly advised members of the group who were planning a demonstration to seek police permit.
According to Mr Kpebu, his client sees his arrest and the subsequent charge as a political witch hunt. He believes this is so because of his famous presentation at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) where he bemoaned the political interference in the Police Service.