A top military officer and other junior rank soldiers have fingered in the foiled coup attempt have been arrested according to Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
The Minister was reacting to the triviality slant given to the arrest by security operatives indicating that the serving soldiers are currently in custody assisting with investigations and could be arraigned before court.
“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 MyNewsGh.com.
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 the Minister who wants Ghanaians to treat the matter as a serious one said “This is not a matter that we can just trivialise or discuss on Facebook and WhatsApp platforms, we need to commend our security agencies. The group have put in place measures to procure instruments to execute their plans and have even started testing some of the instruments and that was why the Security Agencies had to step in immediately. From the brief given by the security agencies they have been monitoring the activities of a group of persons who had plans of overthrowing the government for about 15 months now”.