A former Colonel in the Ghana Armed Forces, Festus Aboagye has described as unbelievable the capability of three men arrested by state security apparatus.
The three men were allegedly arrested for plotting to target the presidency.
‘Considering the alleged evidence gathered during the arrest of the said persons, the government rather acted prematurely in concluding that they could be plotting to subvert the presidency,’ Col Festus Aboagye told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7.
Joint security operation on Friday led to the retrieval of several arms, explosive devices, and ammunition from locations in Accra and Kpone Bawaleshie in Dodowa, the government has said.
According to the Information, Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, personnel drawn from Defence Intelligence, CID and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) conducted a successful operation which led to the arrest of three persons – Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm and his two accomplices – Ezor Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu (aka BB or ADC).
Breaking the issue down into three areas, the Security Analyst noted that, the government statement failed to state clearly whether there was some mobilization of some youth to violently overthrow the government, the acquisition of foreign and manufacture of weapons.
“Giving the quantities that are mentioned in the statement, I am not too sure the number of targets that those welding these pieces of ammunition were going to target,” he told Kwame Tutu.
The retired Colonel wondered whether “these weapons and ammunition will be sufficient for anybody attempting to overthrow the state to actually overthrow the state.”
Colonel Aboagye said he would have been happier “if the evidence had led to the idea that these weapons were being manufactured and acquired for criminal purposes.
By : Aboagye Frank Jackson / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / Jakoadepa@gmail.com / Ghana / 2019