A combined team of officers from the Bureau and National Investigations (BNI), the Defence Intelligence Service and the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service have reportedly foiled a coup attempt against the government of Ghana.
In a statement released Monday , September 23rd by the Ministry of Information, it is revealed that the three security agencies have arrested three individuals in connection to the plot.
A cache of weapons was also retrieved from their ‘hideout’.
According to the statement, their plan was to “obtain weapons, take over key installations, and secure funding for the purpose of taking over the reins of government,”.
Read below how BBC Pidgin reported it:
Ghana goment stop ‘abochie knife’ squad wey wan overthrow Prez Akufo-Addo
Security agencies for Ghana say dem manage stop plans of some persons wey wan take over de goment of current leader, Nana Akufo-Addo.
De security agencies mount dawn operation last Friday wey dem take arrest de suspects who sheda plan in detail how dem go take over de country.
According to press statement wey Information Ministry release, de security agencies carry out joint operation for 15 months wia dem survey den gada evidence on activities of de suspects.
“De joint operation neutralize de elaborate plot wey target de Presidency, plus de ultimate aim of destabilizing de country. De arrest den seizure dey come afta fifteen (15) months of surveillance” de statement wey Kojo Oppong Nkrumah sign read.
Dem arrest three suspects, Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm den Ezor Kafui, who be local weapon manufacturer den Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu.
Information Ministry say “between June den August 2018, BB, who dey act on behalf of Dr. Mac-Palm, contact some military personnel who dey power den try run dem so sey dem go plan den execute de take over.”
Di weapons authorities seize
Dem hold meetings for secret locations like Next Door Beach wey at some point saf dem test dema weapons for Laboma beach areas.
Weapons wey de security agencies find for de Citadel Hospital for Alajo afta a search be five locally manufactured pistols plus magazines, foreign pistol (Reg. No. PX154006) plus two magazines, three locally manufactured pistol barrels, three smoke grenades, long knife den stuff.
As information den supposed pictures of de coup plotters den dema weapons drop, social media start dey question why e check like authorities exaggerate de matter.
These are the alleged coup plotters arrested yesterday and the weapons they intended to use?Did they ever stand a chance against the Ghana Armed forces with these weapons??#GHToday pic.twitter.com/HfIzti4Liz
— Serwaa Amihere (@Serwaa_Amihere) September 23, 2019
For social media top, some Ghanaians dey wonder if de three suspects get kapa wey dem go take face Ghana Armed Forces.
Coup Plotters Vrs Ghana Armed Forces pic.twitter.com/XfptTyLPJq
— Che Esq.?????? (@CheEsquire) September 23, 2019