A top police official has been charged with high treason – The Attorney General says the officer and nine other plotted to kill the president – Should they be found guilty, all ten will face the death penalty A Senior Police Officer ACP Benjamin Agordzo and nine others have been charged with the highest crime of the land, high treason.
They risk the punishment of death should they be found guilty by three High Court judges tasked to hear the matter. The 10 accused persons have since early 2020 faced the charge of treason felony.
Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame has already filed documents to discontinue the treason felony case and rather push for High treason which he said is the highest crime that can ever be committed by any person in Ghana.
He told the court that the accused persons between June 2018 to September 2019 engaged in an elaborate plot geared at overthrowing government with discussions on the possibility of killing the President as well.