Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benjamin Agordzo who was rearrested along with nine other accused persons on Friday, April 23 by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) have been granted bail in the sum of GH¢ 2,000,000.
This was after the lawyers for the accused asked the court to grant their clients bail, a request which was not objected to by the Attorney General (AG), Godfred Odame.
ACP Agordzo is a high ranking police official being prosecuted for his role in an alleged attempt to destabilise the country.
The AG entered a nolle prosequi (a decision to no longer prosecute) in the previous case for which a jury had been selected and gave the accused fresh charges of high treason and conspiracy to commit high treason.
Godfred Dame explained why the charges were changed: “I think the point must be made that the Attorney General’s power to continue all criminal prosecutions is unfettered and the Supreme Court has said so clearly. Of course, that is not to suggest that the AG will be exercising that power at any point in time unjustifiably.”
“So in the exercise of that power, I discontinued the earlier criminal matter, and they have been properly arraigned before the court for the offence of high treason. And we think that the offence of high treason clearly fits the acts they have committed, and we are ready to prosecute them for those charges.”