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Discharged Colonel Gershon Akpa (in army green shirt)

A senior military officer, Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and Gershun Akpa, a civilian employee of the Armed Forces have been charged for their role in an “elaborate plot targeted at the Presidency.”

The two were on Friday charged with possession of explosives, arms and ammunition without lawful excuse.

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Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli (in white) and the civilian

State Prosecutor ASP Asare on Friday informed the Kaneshie District Court the serving soldiers were members of Take Action Ghana, a group led by Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm.

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He said they intended to engage in series of demonstrations geared at toppling the government.

He revealed they have since secured the services of one other person already in custody to produce explosives and guns at the Citadel Hospital.

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Alleged coup plotters for court

Payments amounting to GH¢2,300.00, according to prosecution, were made for six pistols while GH¢400.00 has since been paid for some explosives.

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ASP Asare asked that the court remands them into Bureau of National Investigations custody as investigations continue.

This was granted by Magistrate Rosemond Dodua Agyiri as she adjourned the case to October 9.

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Government in a statement released on Monday said a joint security operation on Friday led to the retrieval of several arms, explosive devices and ammunition from locations in Accra and Kpone-Bawaleshie at Dodowa.

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State Prosecutors on Tuesday pressed similar charges against Dr Mac-Palm, Dornyah ‘Ezor’ Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu (aka BB or ADC, freight manager).

Source: | Joy News | Joseph Ackah Blay