Koku's arrest: Let due process prevail – Rawlings

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Koku's arrest: Let due process prevail – Rawlings
Koku's arrest: Let due process prevail – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said due process must be followed in investigating treason allegations leveled against Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho.

“Let’s all comport ourselves with maturity and cool-headedness and allow an investigative process devoid of emotions. The police must also be seen to enforce the law with a humane face devoid of excessive force. Let’s not become victims of a political-media circus. At the end of the day, whatever happens, must be based on the integrity of the truth,” Mr Rawlings tweeted on Wednesday night.

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Former President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday visited the Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Koku Anyidoho, who is in the custody of Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) on a charge of treason felony.
Mr Mahama was initially at the CID office in the company of former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah.

The Police have charged Koku Anyidoho with causing fear and alarm and treason felony.

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Mr Anyidoho was arrested Tuesday following a statement he made on Accra-based Happy FM that President Akufo-Addo was likely to suffer the fate of his father who was overthrown as President by a military coup in 1972.

“Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself,” the NDC firebrand said.

“On the January 13, 1972 a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led a movement that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo-Addo’s father was a ceremonial president. Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself. There’ll be a civil revolt. There’ll be a people’s movement. During President John Mahama’s tenure didn’t we receive similar threats from the likes of Let My Vote Count and OccupyGhana,” the former presidential spokesperson opined.

Mr Koku Anyidoho added: “There’ll be a civilian coup d’etat; there’ll be a social revolution and the movement is starting on Wednesday. He [Akufo-Addo] will be fed up at the Presidency.”

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Meanwhile, a court order has been secured for the seizure of Mr Anyidoho’s phones and laptops.

The police service has also said it intends following due process in dealing with Mr Anyidoho.