The ten persons standing trial over charges of high treason for allegedly attempting to destabilize the country are still in police custody, two weeks after they were granted bail.
Eight of them were granted bail to the tune of GHS2 million each with two sureties to be justified, while ACP Benjamin Agordzo and Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli were granted bail to the tune of GHS1 million each with two sureties to be justified.
The ten were re-arrested and slapped with the new charges on April 25, 2021, after the state filed a Nolle Prosequi in the previous case where the suspects were facing charges of treason felony.
Sources close to the issue disclosed the latest development to Citi News, complaining that it has been frustrating justifying the bail bond.
All the accused persons are said to belong to a group called Take Action Ghana.
In June 2018, security agencies picked up intelligence of the group’s alleged plan to overthrow the government and usurp executive powers.
Agordzo and others slapped with new treason charges
ACP Benjamin Agordzo was re-arrested, along with the other accused persons, on April 23, 2021, by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
The accused persons have been slapped with fresh charges, including high treason.
The other accused persons are Dr. Mac Palm, Donyo Kafui, Bright Alan Debrah, Johannes Zikpi, WO II Esther Saan, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Corporal Ali Solomon and Sylvester Akankpewu.
They were initially held for conspiracy to commit treason and treason felony.
In addition, Dr. Mac Palm and Donyo Kafui were charged with conspiracy to possess explosives, firearms, and ammunition.
Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and ACP Agordzo were being tried for abetment of treason felony.