Citi News sources within the Bureau for National Investigation (BNI) and National Security operations have confirmed that former Executive Secretary at the office of the IGP, Superintendent Peter Toobu Lanchene has been invited by the BNI for questioning over his alleged involvement in the plot to destabilize the country. Supt.
Toobu, who is the NDC parliamentary candidate for Wa West Constituency in the Upper West Region also worked in the office of former IGP, David Asante-Apeatu.
This brings to three, the number of top police officers being interrogated for their alleged involvement in the destabilization plot.
A former Director of the Transformation Office of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Dr. Benjamin Agorzor, who was arrested on Monday and currently in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) is alleged to also be involved in the supposed plot.
ACP Agorzor’s lawyer, Martin Kpebu in an earlier Citi News interview revealed that he was interrogated based on his participation and comment in a WhatsApp group created by the supposed leaders in the destabilization plot.
COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, has also been interrogated in connection with the development. He was invited last week. Already, some nine persons including Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, who’s believed to be the lead mastermind, have been charged for treason felony and are standing trial.
In a related development, Counsel for the senior police officer who has been charged with treason for his alleged involvement in a coup plot says his client’s family has been denied access to him.
Martin Pkebu said ACP Dr Benjamin Agordzor’s family have been at the offices of the BNI since 6 a.m.Tuesday but officials there will not allow them to see him.
ACP Dr Benjamin Agordzor, the Director of Transformational Programme Office at the Police Service, was charged with abetment to commit treason on Monday. He has been accused of communicating with the alleged coup plotters who the government said had been cooking an elaborate plan to destabilize the country.