BNI invites Captain SmartGhanaxtra.com has picked credible information that the Bureau of National Investigations(BNI) has invited popular broadcaster, Captain Smart for questioning.
Sources available to this portal indicates that the invitation of Captain Smart by the BNI which scheduled for November 7, 2019, is in relation to the alleged coup plot.
The source reveals that various comments by the outspoken broadcaster for the youth to rise and take the destiny of the country into their hands were seen on the phones of the main suspect.
It continued that there is evidence that the main suspect, Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, in December 2018 met Captain Smart on two occasions.
What is not clear is whether Captain Smart is being invited as a suspect or a person of interest in the case.
Captain Smart’s invitation makes him the latest high powered personality to have been invited by the BNI in relation to the case.
Already, a serving police officer and former Director of the Transformation Office of the Ghana Police Service, Dr Benjamin Agordzo has been arrested and will be arraigned before court today over his alleged involvement in a plot to destabilise the country.
Dr Agordzo is alleged to have offered some assistance to the leader of the alleged coup plotters, Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, and some eight other suspects, including military officers, who had also been charged with treason.
Another top police chief, Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr Nathan Kofi Boakye, has also been questioned in connection with the matter.
Meanwhile, a medical practitioner, Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, and nine others, including five soldiers, have been charged with treason on allegations of plotting to destabilise the country and possibly take over the government.
The accused persons are a high-ranking military officer, Colonel Samuel Kodzo Gameli; Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO 2) Esther Saan Dekuwine; Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Ali Solomon and L/Cpl Sylvester Akanpewon.
The others are Donyo Kafui, alias Ezor, a blacksmith; Bright Alan Debrah, a fleet manager, and Gershon Akpah, a weapons mechanic at the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
The accused persons have been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit treason felony, treason felony, conspiracy to possess explosives, arms and ammunition without lawful excuse and possession of explosives, arms and ammunition without lawful excuse.
Two other soldiers L/Cpl Albert Baba Ibrahim and L/Cpl Godwin Nii Ankrah, who were previously arraigned as being part of the plot, have, however, been discharged.