The Attorney General’s office has given clearance for the discharge of Gershong Akpa, one of the 10 suspects being charged for alleged coup plot against the state.
This followed a bail application by the defendants.
According to the State Attorney, Hilda Craig, the state will officially inform the district court, on February 20, when the Committal proceedings begin.
Gershong Akpa, is civilian working with the army.
Senior State Attorney, Hilda Craig made the disclosure today February, 13, 2020, when she opposed a third (3rd) bail application by lawyer for the suspected coup plotters, Victor Adawudu, before the Criminal High Court presided over by Justice Patricia Quaison.
In urging the Court to refuse the bail application, the State Attorney indicated that the “Bill of Indictment” for nine out of the ten accused persons is ready and the State will commence the Committal Proceedings on the next adjourned date at the District Court. To this end, she prayed the Court to refuse the bail application.
The Accused Persons
The accused persons in the case of the Republic versus Dr. Fredrick Mac Palm and nine (9) others are Dr. Fredrick Mac Palm (1st Accused person), Donyo Kafui A.K.A Ezor (2nd Accused person), Bright Alan Debrah Ofosu a.k.a Bright Alan Yeboah (3rd Accused person), Col. Samuel Kodzo Gameli (4th Accused person), Gershong Akpah (5th Accused person, Discharged), W.0.2 Esther Saan Dekuwine (6th Accused person), Cpl. Seidu Abubakari (7th Accused person) , L/Cpl. Ali Solomon (8th Accused person), L/Cpl. Sylvester Akanpewon (9th Accused person) and ACP Benjamin Agordzo (10th Accused Person). They are suspected to have masterminded a fifteen months plot to destabilize the country and possibly take over the government of the Republic.
Justice Patricia Quaison, in her ruling on the bail application by the Accused persons noted that since the State has clearly indicated that they are ready to proceed with the committal hearing for the Accused persons and having regard to the circumstances of the case, it is likely that the Accused persons will not make themselves available to stand trial should they be granted bail.
“The bail application is hereby refused” the Court Ruled.
Information about the foiled Coup Plot first came to light in the country on the 23rd of September 2019, when government announced that some person had been arrested after several months of investigations. The accused persons, Dr. Fredrick Mac Palm (1st Accused), Donyo Kafui A.K.A Ezor, Bright Alan Debrah Ofosu a.k.a Bright Alan Yeboah, Col. Samuel Kodzo Gameli, Gershong Akpah, W.0.2 Esther Saan Dekuwine, Cpl. Seidu Abubakari, L/Cpl. Ali Solomon, L/Cpl. Sylvester Akanpewon and ACP Benjamin Agordzo, are suspected to have masterminded a fifteen months plot to destabilize the country and possibly take over the government of the Republic.