The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress Koku Anyidoho who was arrested, Tuesday has been charged with treason.
His lawyer Victor Adawudu who confirmed the charge to Joy News also reported the police as saying the suspect will not be released.
He is likely to spend the night at the Police Headquarters for comments government has described as “treasonable.”
He was arrested in dramatic fashion Tuesday afternoon at the International Press Centre where the party in collaboration with other individuals was planning a mammoth demonstration against government for ratifying the controversial Ghana-US Military Cooperation agreement.
Koku Anyidoho was picked up at the Press Centre in Accra on Tuesday, where he and several other opposition leaders belonging to the Progressive Forces, were holding a news conference ahead of their planned demonstration on Wednesday to express their disapproval of a military agreement between Ghana and the US.
Anyidoho in an interview with Happy FM Monday said a series of activities to unsettle the Akufo-Addo government take off on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 with a planned nationwide demonstration.
“Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself,” the NDC firebrand said.
“On the January 13, 1972 a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led a movement that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo-Addo’s father was a ceremonial president. Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself.
“There’ll be a civil revolt. There’ll be a people’s movement. During President John Mahama’s tenure didn’t we receive similar threats from the likes of Let My Vote Count and OccupyGhana,” the former presidential spokesperson opined.