The charge was disclosed at the Kaneshie Magistrate court today, October 9, 2019.
The nine include Dr Fredrick Mac Palm, Col. Samuel Kojo Gameli, Geshong Akpa, WO2 Esther Doku, Lance Corporal Ali Solomon, Lance Corporal Albert Baba Ibrahim, Lance Corporal Sylvester Akapewu and Corporal Seidu Abubakar.
The charge sheet reads: “Conspiracy to comity treason felony 2. Treason felony
3. Possession of explosives, firearms and ammunitions”.
According to the prosecution, the accused persons are members of an NGO, Take Action Ghana, and they planed to demonstrate and topple the government.
The prosecution added that the accused persons began plotting from June 2019 to September 2019.
In the facts read to the court, the prosecution said after drawing up the plan, Dr. Mac Palm contacted Geshong Akpa to supply weapons for them to be able to carry it out.
They then contacted the senior military officer, Colonel Samuel Gameli and the other soldiers who agreed to join the plan.
Lawyer for the suspects after the court proceedings said he and his clients were expecting to be charged with treason.
The accused persons are reported to have drawn up a plan to target some key installations including the Jubilee House, the Ghana Broadcast Corporation, the National police trading school, 37 Military Hospital and Burma Camp. [ Credit:primenewsghana]