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General News of Wednesday, 25 September 2019


Seized ‘coup weapons’ can’t effect mission - Security analyst

Col. (Rtd) Festus Aboagye Col. (Rtd) Festus Aboagye

A security experts are disputing the government’s claim that the three persons arrested by security agencies in the alleged coup plot have the ability to do so.

According to Col. (Rtd) Festus Aboagye the named weapons and ammunition seized from the suspects lack the needed firepower to stage a successful coup, especially attacking the Presidency.

“I will beg to differ that the number of weapons that have been listed is not sufficient to destabilize the state. If you want to target the Presidency if you know the infrastructure of the Presidency there are layers of security that you need to go through, you might not see all of them. If the idea was to surgically eliminate the President that is a different issue, that you can do with the ammunition and weapons listed there. But the Presidency itself is an infrastructure that is strong with security, electronic, physical. Indeed the government needs to explain what it meant by the Presidency, is it Jubilee House, the Office of the President or some persons around the President,” the retired military man noted.

He added that it was wrong for the government to conclude that the suspects meant to overthrow the Nana Akufo-Addo regime.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Monday, September 23, 2019, revealed that security operatives in Ghana on Friday, September 20, foiled a plot by some men to overthrown government.

Mr. Oppong Nkrumah also stated that the security operatives seized several arms, explosive devices and ammunition from the hideout of the men in Accra and Kpone-Bawaleshie in Dodowa.