The Police Service has assured that due process will be followed in the case involving the Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho.
It urged the public to remain calm as it investigates the matter.
Mr Anyidoho was yesterday (Tuesday) charged with treason following his comments in an interview with Accra-based Happy FM that there will be a civilian coup to remove the Akufo-Addo’s government.
He said the civilian coup will be borne out of the US -Ghana military deal which was ratified by Parliament on March 24, 2018.
‘There will be a civilian coup d’etat. There will be a social revolution and the movement is starting on Wednesday,’ Mr Anyidoho said.
David S.Eklu, Assistant Commissioner of Police Director-General, Public Affairs in a statement said, ‘The Police Administration assures the public that it will follow due process in the investigation of the offence suspected to have been committed by Mr. Anyidoho. The public is therefore urged to remain calm and support Police in the discharge of our duties’.
Mr Anyidoho is in custody pending further investigation.
Some members of the NDC and other civil society groups have spoken against the manner in which he arrested.
Read details of the police’s statement:
KOKU ANYIDOHO’S CASE—POLICE WILL FOLLOW DUE PROCESS
1.The Police Administration has taken note of the high public interest following the arrest of Mr. Koko Anyidoho by officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters yesterday 27. March, 2018.
In view of this, we wish to clarify the facts of his arrest and investigation as follows:
a. Police Officers were dispatched to the International Press Centre to arrest Mr. Anyidoho, who by statement and conduct has published statements likely to cause fear and alarm to the public and also endeavoured to carry out by unlawful means an enterprise which usurps the executive power of Ghana.
b. The suspect was brought to the CID Headquarters by the arresting officers and a search was subsequently conducted at his residence in his presence and that of his Lawyer.
c. The suspect has since been cautioned on offences related to causing fear and alarm and treason felony and is in custody pending further investigation.
2. The Police Administration assures the public that it will follow due process in the investigation of the offence suspected to have been committed by Mr. Anyidoho. The public is therefore urged to remain calm and support Police in the discharge of our duties.
DAVID S. EKLU, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE DIRECTOR-GENERAL, PUBLIC AFFAIRS