The embattled Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress,(NDC) Koku Anyidoho who has been detained in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations(BNI) may possibly spend the Easter holidays in cells, according to his lawyer Chris Ackumey.
Mr Anyidoho spent his second night at BNI cells on Wednesday after he was denied bail by the Criminal Investigation Department(BNI) of the Police Service.
Mr Anyidoho was arrested by the Police Tuesday and charged with treason after he declared that there will be a civil coup to oust President Akufo Addo.
The former Director of Communications at the Presidency during the late President Mills’ regime in an interview with Happy FM Monday, served notice that the Akufo-Addo administration is likely to be overthrown in a manner similar to a coup d’état witnessed in 1972 against his father.
“Somebody should tell Nana Akufo Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself. On the 13th of January 1972, a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led an insurrection movement that removed the Progress Party in power. Busia was the Prime Minister, Akufo Addo’s father was the Ceremonial President. Somebody should tell Akufo Addo that history has a way of repeating itself, there will be a civil revolt, there’ll be a people movement. When President Mahama was in power, Let My Vote Count Alliance and OccupyGhana didn’t they say they’ll unsettle the government?
“There’ll be a civilian coup d’etate , there’ll be a social revolution. We’re starting on Wednesday, Akufo Addo will have a headache, he’ll experience stomach upset, he says he was to be President of this country, we’ll make sure he’s fed up at the Presidency.”
Lawyer Ackumey in an interview said from the way the Police are handling the issue, he suspects they intend to keep Mr Anyidoho over the Easter holidays.
“We’ve heard that they want to keep him for Easter, so they are planning to send him to a District Magistrate Court which will decline jurisdiction because that court does not have the power to try treasonable offences. So if they go there that will give them the opportunity to keep him overnight, but I think that it will be a travesty of justice.”