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General News of Sunday, 10 May 2020

Source: Class FM

Court grants alleged coup plotters bail

The men facing trial for allegedly attempting to overthrow the Akufo-Addo-led government have been granted a GH¢10m bail with two sureties each to be justified, by an Accra High Court on Friday.

The accused are Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, Chief Executive Officer of the Citadel Hospital; Donyo Kafui, alias Ezor, blacksmith; Bright Alan Debrah, Freight; Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli; Corporal Seidu Abubakar; Lance Corporal (L/C), Sylvester Akankpewu; and Johannes Zipki with the Signal Unit of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The eight are to report to the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) twice a week as well as deposit their passports with the Court’s Registry.

They were charged on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

The prosecution said the accused persons are members of an NGO, Take Action Ghana, and they planned to demonstrate, destabilise and topple the government.

They were arrested after a 15-month-long surveillance by the state security agencies led to the scuttling of their alleged treasonable intentions.

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