Criminal High Court presided over by Justice George Boudi has refused the bail application of all nine (9) persons charged with Treason Felony over their fifteen months plot to distabilize the State and overthrow the Akufo Addo administration.
Victor Adawudu, lead counsel for the accused persons this morning moved three separate applications on notice for bail for all the accused persons.
It was his argument that the accused persons are being held in custody contrary to the laws on bail in the country. He further claimed that his clients if granted bail are ready to come to Court any day to stand trial and clear their names.
Senior State Attorney, Hilda Craig, who represented the State opposed all the three applications.
She argued that the accused persons have been charged with the offence of Treason Felony and it is an offence punishable by life imprisonment or even death.
Again, she contended that the accused persons if granted bail will pose as a security threat to the State and are likely to jump bail.
Justice George Boadi’s Court in its ruling indicated that non of the accused persons have been held beyond two months and their arrest and current detention cannot be described as arbitrary. The accused persons the Court said are facing very serious charges and ample time ought to be given for investigations to be completed.
“I shall refuse their application on this grounds and their applications are hereby refused” the court said.
The accused persons as captured on the charge sheet of the State are Fredrick Yao Mac-Palm, Donyo Kafui A.K.A Ezor, Bright Alan Debrah Ofosu a.k.a Bright Alan Yeboah, Col. Samuel Kodzo Gameli, and Gershong Akpah. The rest are W.O.2 Esther Saan Dekuwine, Cpl. Seidu Abubakari, L/Cpl. Ali Solomon and L/Cpl. Sylvester Akanpewon.
The nine (9) accused persons have been charged with four counts of Conspiracy to commit crime namely Treason Felony contrary to section 23 (1) and 182 (b) of the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), Treason Felony contrary to section 182 (b) of the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), Conspiracy to commit crime namely Possession of Explosives, Arms and Ammunition without lawful excuse contrary to section 192 (1) of the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), and Possession of Explosives, Arms and Ammunition without lawful excuse contrary to section 192 (1) of the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/102.5FM/Wilberforce Asare