Claims Anyidoho has been charged with treason a hoax - Lawyer
It has finally been established that embattled Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho is yet to officially be charged over his coup d’état comments, his legal team has clarified
According to a member of the team, they are waiting for the police CID to prefer the charges against him when they report on Tuesday, April 3, 2,018 MyNewsGh.com has learnt
“For now, we only wait till Tuesday to know the next line of action from the police but as it is now he has not been charged. There are rumors that he’s been charged but that is not true, he has been cautioned and there is no indication from the police that he will be sent to court”. Mr. Abraham Amaliba a member of Koku’s legal team said this in an interview with GBC radio on the program Behind the News on Thursday.
In his seven-minute interview on the program, Mr. Amalida also indicated that, his team is still waiting for the police to make their pronouncement on Tuesday when Mr. Anyidoho will appear before them.
“Once there is an arrangement that we produce him on Tuesday, when we get there we may have a clear picture of what they intend to do. But there is no indication he would be sent to court”. He added.
His legal team has also argued that, pronouncement alone is not enough to charge its client with treason as being speculated.
“The police will need further evidence like arms or documents to show he is capable of executing his comment”. Mr. Amaliba argued while speaking on the show with George Asigri.
“Pronouncements alone are not enough grounds”. He added
The outspoken Deputy General Secretary of the NDC was detained for two nights after his arrest by personnel of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday at the International Press Center for treasonable comments.
They proceeded to conduct a search of his house and have today announced his appearance in court.
Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia had described the arrest of his deputy allegedly for making alleged ‘treasonable comments’ as a blessing in disguise in the light of the demonstration they were organizing.
Mr Koku Anyidoho reportedly said the history of Akufo-Addo’s father’s deposition in a coup d’état will repeat itself on Accra-based Happy FM.
“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.” Koku said.
“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,” Koku said on Happy FM.
“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.”
But the NDC General Secretary Asiedu Nketia has asked Ghanaians to rubbish Koku’s statement as it doesn’t represent the NDC position.