Assistant Commissioner of Police Dr Benjamin Agordzo who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a coup plot, has spoken for the first time suggesting he was targeted for being critical of the system.
He told journalists outside a courtroom in Accra Wednesday that he would not allow the “frivolous” charges which he said were trumped up by the state, to weigh him down in his criticisms.
“These charges are frivolous. I’m strong as anything. I’m not going to be bogged down, nobody can gag me. I have not committed any crime; I’ve done nothing wrong,” he said after a brief court appearance Wednesday.
ACP Agordzo who is the Director of Transformational Programme Office at the Ghana Police Service was arrested Monday afternoon. Though officials charges have not been announced, it is reported he has been charged with abetment to commit treason.
He expressed surprise that he is being ‘targeted’ for expressing his opinion on a social media platform when the President, Nana Akufo-Addo in his inaugural address asked Ghanaians to be citizens and not spectators
“I mean the president called upon us to be citizens so when I express my opinion on a WhatsApp platform unrelated to any alleged coup, nobody should bog me down and I will stand for this,” he said.
Insisting on his innocence in the matter, ACP Dr Agordzo said he will “stand for this till the end. They cannot break me down at all” and noting that despite what is case against him now, He is still “strong as anything”.
Police prosecutors on Wednesday morning put him before the Kaneshie District Court in Accra without charges, ostensibly to seek a remand as they were racing against time in fulfilling the 48-hour constitutional provision within which an arrested suspect ought to be put before court.
By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana
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