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BBC: Ghana ‘Coup Plotters’ Charged with Treason

By Thomas Naadi
BBC Africa, Accra

Nine people accused of plotting to overthrow the government of Ghana have been charged with treason.

They were arrested last month for allegedly plotting to seize key state installations with the aim of overthrowing President Nana Akufo-Addo.

According to the state prosecutor, the accused were part of a group known as Take Action Ghana and had planned to stage a series of protests with the purpose of destabilising the country.

The prosecutor added that the group engaged the services of a local blacksmith to manufacture pistols and explosives to enable them to execute their plan.

Six of the suspects were initially accused of illegally manufacturing firearms and explosives, but the charges were changed to treason – a crime punishable with death.

The ministry of information had said that security agencies carried out a raid last month and retrieved several weapons including six locally manufactured pistols, improvised explosive devices and ammunition.

A lawyer for the suspects maintains that the accusations are baseless.

10 Comments

  1. bk

    Sounds baseless

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    • Leonard Siame

      Was he crying or reading,if he was reading it must be that book called jelita and mulenga

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  2. Leonard

    Old man what are you scared of? just retire you want to die on the throne?

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  3. Chiwawa Hebert

    The Problem With African Leaders Is That When They Get Into Power, They Want To Rule For Life Yet They Call It Democracy. Thats Why People Use Such Means To Remove Them By Force Especially When They See The Econommy Going From Bad To Worse. When You Have Failled Just Pave Way For Others To Rule.

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    • Sam

      Chiwawa where do you come from? It looks like you don’t know anything about Ghana. No one rules Ghana for life. The current president won the election only 3 years ago and he has done marvellously well for Ghanaians. Don’t listen to the greedy bastards who only think about their pockets. Only thieves think that the president is not doing well.

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      • MARTIN

        SAM U RE VRY MUCH RIGHT. SOME PEOPLE WANT TO GET TO PLOT ONE VIA DUBIOUS MEANS & THY RE MAINLY SUPPORTED BY THEIR TRIBE.

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      • Yatuta

        Had same question for chiwawa!
        He sounds like he has no clue about Ghana. He is quick to draw into the usual and now outdated narrative about African countries. Please read and educate your self about each and every one country in Africa before you show your ignorance in your comments

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  4. Martin

    @Sam this president he is not doing well ..thts a total lie

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  5. Waps

    Among u no one have been to ghana how can you comment.

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  6. Indoshi palupe

    Nine people wants to make a coupe!!!! Fucking Ghanaians!

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