Information from reliable sources from the National CID Headquarters indicates that the Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress Koku Anyidoho has been charged with treason following his arrest on Tuesday.
Information also has it that he has been denied bail and he is likely to spend the night at the CID Headquarters where he has been detained since he turned himself in during the afternoon after the police had failed to produce the warrant for his arrest at the International Press Center.
His lawyer Victor Adawudu has also confirmed the charge and reported the police as saying the suspect will not be released.
He is likely to spend the night at the Police Headquarters for comments government has described as “treasonable.”
He was arrested in dramatic fashion Tuesday afternoon at the International Press Centre where the party in collaboration with other individuals was planning a mammoth demonstration against government for ratifying the controversial Ghana-US Military Cooperation agreement.
Mr. Anyidoho in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM, indicated that President Akufo-Addo will be overthrown just like his father and the late Dr. K. A Busia due to the ratification of the controversial defence cooperation agreement between the US and the government of Ghana.
“Somebody should tell Nana Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself. On the 13th of January 1972, a certain Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led an insurrection that removed the progress party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo Addo’s father was the ceremonial President. Someone should tell Akufo-Addo that history has an interesting way of repeating itself,” Anyidoho warned.
“There will be a civilian coup d’état. There will be a social revolution. We [NDC] are starting it on Wednesday. The movement is starting on Wednesday. Nana Addo will have sleepless nights. He will suffer diarrhea. He said he wanted to be president, but we will make sure he will be fed up on the seat,’’ he noted further.