Government has denied assertions by Martin Kpebu, counsel for former Director of the Transformation Office of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzo, that the state is witch-hunting his client.
According to Martin Kpebu, the nature of interrogations at the office of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) on Tuesday pointed to government’s involvement in the whole case.
Speaking to Citi News, a Deputy Minister for Information, Pius Enam Hadzide advised Martin Kpebu to rather put his energy into the defence of his client.
“Our advice to the counsel would be to refrain from attempting to draw government into the operations of the security agencies and to focus on the defense of his client and to produce evidence, if there is any, of what he claims is government’s attempt to witch hunt.”
Government denies this allegation of an attempted witch hunting vigorously. It is not true and it is just a figment of the imagination of the learned counsel and we will advise that he should focus on the defence of his client, abreast himself with the facts of the matter under investigation and to allow the security agencies to do their work. He should not attempt to interfere and to determine how the security agencies go about their job, so we deny that allegation strongly and we reject that assertion”.
ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzo, was on Monday, 4th November 2019 taken into the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) over his alleged involvement in a supposed plot by some persons to destabilize the country.
Already, some nine persons including Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, who’s believed to be the lead mastermind, had been charged for treason felony and are standing trial.
ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzo becomes the second top police officer to have been questioned on the matter after COP Nathan Kofi Boakye.