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General News of Tuesday, 3 April 2018


Koku Anyidoho meets CID today

The embattled Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, is expected to appear at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service today, Tuesday, 3 April.

One of his lawyers, Edudzi Tameklo, told Accra-based Okay FM that they “are willing to cooperate with the police in the investigations.”

Mr Anyidoho was granted bail last Thursday after spending two nights in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

Lawyers for Mr Anyidoho managed to secure bail for the politician as investigations continue into comments he made to the effect that a coup that happened in 1972 could repeat itself.

He was arrested on Tuesday. A statement issued by the police said Mr Anyidoho has been charged with treason felony. However, Mr Anyidoho and his lawyers insist he has not been charged.

Mr Anyidoho threatened on radio that there will be a civil coup d’etat to topple the Akufo-Addo administration in connection with Ghana’s signing of an agreement with the United States government, which gives the latter unimpeded access to some of Ghana’s security installations.

He told Happy FM on Monday, 26 March in an interview that: “Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself.

“On January 13, 1972 a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led a movement that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo-Addo’s father was a ceremonial president. Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself.

“There’ll be a civil revolt. There’ll be a people’s movement. During President John Mahama’s tenure didn’t we receive similar threats from the likes of Let My Vote Count and OccupyGhana.”

“There’ll be a civilian coup d’etat; there’ll be a social revolution and the movement is starting on Wednesday. He [Akufo-Addo] will be fed up at the presidency,” Mr Anyidoho said.