Foiled coup plot: 12 soldiers arrested

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About twelve (12) serving soldiers including a senior officer have been fingered in the foiled coup d’etat and are currently being interrogated over their alleged involvement, reports.

According to sources available to this portal, some of them were actually informants and will be treated as such while others were working in concert with the prime suspect Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm owner of Cidatel Hospital Hospital.

Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah this week dropped a hint that a top military officer and other junior rank soldiers were among suspects in the case.

“There are military persons including an officer who are in custody and being interrogated in connection with this incident,” he revealed on Accra-based Starr Fm monitored by

Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm owner of Cidatel Hospital Hospital and his two accomplices – Mr. Ezor Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Mr. Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu (aka BB or ADC) are currently in the custody of the BNI over the alleged plot.

Many have given varying interpretations to the claim by government taking into account the type of weapons that have been retrieved from the suspects during last Friday’s raid by the security agencies.

But sources reveal that more implicating evidence is emerging against the three suspects including video and audio recordings.

Meanwhile, the suspects have been slapped with five charges including; conspiracy to commit crime – Manufacture of arms and ammunition without lawful authority, conspiracy to commit crime – Possession of explosives and firearms without lawful authority, manufacture of firearms without lawful authority, manufacture of explosives and ammunition’s without lawful authority and possession of explosives and firearms.

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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