Appeal Planned for Death Sentence in Coup Plotters Case, Says Attorney

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Source: Citi online












Victor Adawudu, the legal representative for the convicted coup plotters, has announced plans to appeal the High Court’s verdict against his clients. The High Court delivered its ruling on Wednesday, January 24, finding six of the coup plotters guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit high treason and the act of committing high treason.

The convicted individuals, including three soldiers named Donya Kafui (aka Ezor), a blacksmith, and Bright Alan Debrah Ofosu, a fleet manager, were convicted of conspiracy to commit treason and treason. Johannes Zikpi, a civilian employee of the Ghana Armed Forces, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit high treason, and they have all been sentenced to death by hanging.

However, Assistant Commissioner of Police Benjamin Agordzo, Colonel Samuel Kodzo Gameli, and another junior military officer, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, were acquitted.

Following the ruling, Mr. Adawudu addressed the media, expressing the defense team’s intention to appeal the case. He conveyed a sense of certainty that the presented evidence had not undergone proper scrutiny.

“I believe that the evidence we have put before the court is not being looked at critically, and I think that it is a process, and we will also be going to the Supreme Court for it to also look at the evidence, and you saw that the soldiers were charged with conspiracy and have been acquitted on the substantive charge so these are things that we will go to the Supreme Court to test.”

“I believe that looking at what we have put before this court, we have done well, and we will be going to the Supreme Court because they don’t even have an inventory of the time they arrested the people to show that the guns they were talking about were with the people who had them. We will see what we will do.”

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