The family of Col. Kojo Gameli of the Ghana Armed Forces, who is also being held for allegedly plotting to destabilize the country, is demanding that the court grants him bail.
Col. Samuel Kojo Gameli, according to a statement by his lawyers, was invited by his superiors for a meeting on September 23, 2019, and has remained in custody ever since.
Addressing the press at Vane Avatime in the Volta Region today, Thursday, cousin of Col. Gameli, Senyo Onyami, accused the state of denying him justice.
“Out of the ten of them, only one of them has been granted bail. We are appealing with all humility that, our big brother should be granted bail. ”
AG drops charges against one suspect
The Attorney General’s office has requested the discharge of one of the 10 suspects facing court for allegedly trying to destabilize the state.
The request for the discharge of the suspect, Geshong Akpa, follows a bail request applied by the defendants.
According to the State Attorney, Hilda Craig, the Attorney General has completed the bill of indictment and has indicted all accused persons except Gerhong Akpa, who is civilian working with the army.
She further explained that the state will officially make this known to the district court where committal processes are taking place next week.
Bail request dismissed again
Meanwhile, the High Court again dismissed the application for bail for the accused persons.
The other persons standing trial are Dr. Fredrick Mac Palm, Col. Samuel Kodzo Gameli, W.O.2 Esther Doku, Lance Corporal Ali Solomon, Lance Corporal Albert Baba Ibrahim, Lance Corporal Sylvester Akapewon, Bright Alan Debrah and Corporal Seidu Abubakar
According to the Judge, Ruby Quayeson, she does not believe the accused persons will make themselves available for trial hence her decision to deny them bail.
The accused persons, made up four civilians, five military personnel and a senior police officer, are said to be part of a group known as the Take Action Ghana (TAG).
The group, according to the prosecution, planned to organize a series of demonstrations and also to overthrow the government.
They reportedly put together a plan to target some key installations including the Jubilee House, the Ghana Broadcast Corporation, the National police trading school, 37 Military Hospital, and Burma Camp.
Their arrests, in October 2019, followed 15 months of surveillance and gathering of evidence on the activities of the suspects.
The government also said meetings between the civilian suspects and serving military personnel with a view to executing a plot to obtain weapons, take over key installations, and secure funding for the purported coup “were closely monitored.”