The Police have charged the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho with causing fear and alarm and treason felony.
A statement signed and issued by the Director General of Police Public Affairs, ACP Mr David Eklu, said Mr Anyidoho has since been cautioned on the charges and is still in custody pending further investigations.
ACP Eklu assured the public that the police will follow due process in the investigations.
Clarifying the arrest of Anyidoho and the subsequent search of his residence, ACP Eklu said, “Police officers were dispatched to the International Press Centre to arrest Mr Anyidoho, who by statement and conduct has published statements likely to cause fear and panic among the public and also endeavoured to carry out by unlawful means an enterprise which usurps the executive power of Ghana.”
“The suspect was brought to the CID headquarters by the arresting officers and a search was subsequently conducted at his residence in his presence and that of his lawyer,” the statement said.
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.”