Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho will spend the night in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for comments government has described as “reasonable.”
Peacefmonline sources say Mr. Anyidoho will not be released after investigators slapped a charge of treason against him.
“Arrest” & Refusal To Sit In Police Vehicle
Koku Anyidoho was arrested in a rather dramatic fashion during the day, when an explosive audio which captured him making seditious comments and inciting civilians to launch a coup d’etat against the Akufo-Addo government, went viral.
A dozen armed men in pickups and a V8 vehicle, besieged the premises of the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra at about 1:25 pm Tuesday afternoon to effect the arrest of the NDC capo.
He refused to sit in the police pick-up and was escorted on foot to the CID headquarters, a few meters away from the press center, accompanied by the NDC General Secretary Asiedu Nketiah and National Chairman Kofi Portuphy.
Koku, it is understood, was at the Press center together with other NDC Executives and several other opposition leaders belonging to the Progressive Forces, to hold a news conference to condemn the government for ratifying a security cooperation deal with the United States of America.