ACP Agordzo’s fight to revoke his interdiction as police officer suffers another court adjournment

Assistant Commissioner of Police Dr Benjamin Agordzor could suffer the death penalty if the current High Treason charge against him in court is proven.

But even as he fights this battle for his life, he is fighting for his job as a senior police officer.

ACP Dr Benjamin Agordzor has been on interdiction since November 2019, when he and others were alleged to have been involved in a plot to remove the president of the republic in a coup.

The state contends that as a senior police officer, if he remains at post, he can influence the course of the investigation.

But for over a year, ACP Dr Agordzor has been in court in an attempt to be fully reinstated even as the High Treason trial continues.

According to him, his continuous interdiction is unlawful because, per police regulations, any such interdiction of an officer must be revoked after three months if no internal disciplinary proceedings are held against such an officer.

The embattled Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Benjamin Agordzo and nine others were charged with the highest crime of the land, high treason, after the state dropped a previous charge of Treason felony.

They risk the punishment of death should they be found guilty by three High Court judges tasked to hear the matter.

Dr Mac Palm, Donyo Kafui, Bright Alan Debrah, Johannes Zikpi, WO II Esther Saan, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Corporal Ali Solomon and Sylvester Akankpewu are the other suspects.

Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame has told an Accra High court that the accused persons between June 2018 to September 2019 engaged in an elaborate plot geared at overthrowing the government with discussions on the possibility of killing the President as well.

The Attorney General told the court that the accused persons manufactured guns and ammunition to further their objective.

They also intended to jam the transmission of all media organisations except the state broadcaster GBC and capture key state actors.

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