The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Soldiers 'picked up' in probe into alleged instability plot - Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has stated that some military personnel have been 'picked up' in connection with an elaborate plot targeted at the Presidency, and with the ultimate aim of destabilising the country.

“The updated brief I have is that some soldiers including at least one officer have also been picked up. They are in custody and are being interrogated in connection with this enterprise and when that interrogation is done, the details of that [will be out] and if some of them are to be charged, it will be done. The security agencies and the Military High Command informed us that they have it very well contained and that they are in full control,” Mr Oppong Nkrumah said in a radio interview on Accra based Citi FM on Tuesday morning.


In a statement issued in Accra on Monday, September 23 and signed by the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the government said a joint security operation by personnel drawn from the Defence Intelligence, Police CID and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) at the Citadel Hospital at Alajo in Accra neutralised the plot.

Three civilians were arrested for their roles in the plot.

The statement gave the names of those arrested as Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm and his two accomplices, Ezor Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu, alias BB or ADC.

The suspects, according to the statement, formed a group called “Take Action Ghana” (TAG), under the guise of mobilising the youth for nation-building, education, health and providing shelter for the needy.

However, it said, the evidence available showed the intent was to build a support base of young people and radicalise them against the political authority in Ghana.

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