Alleged treason trial temporarily halted over accused’s health

The treason trial involving ten accused was on Monday halted when Warrant Officer Class Two (WOII) Esther Saan, the only female among them, started vomiting.

She was rushed to the Court’s clinic to be attended to. The cause of the throwing-up was not immediately known, but the High Court’s Warrant Officer, who escorted her to the clinic, said it was because she took her medication on an empty stomach.

This interrupted the cross-examination of the investigator by Mr Anthony Lartey, defence counsel for Johannes Zikpi, which was supposed to have closed the prosecution’s case.

WOII Saan alias “Mama G,” has been charged together with accused over conspiracy to commit crime to wit high treason and high treason.She has denied the charges.

WOII Saanis standing trial together with Dr Frederick Mac Palm, DonyaKafui, Bright Alan Debrah, Johannes Zikpi, Colonel Samuel KojoGameli, Corporal SeiduAbubakar, Lance Airforce Corporal Ali Solomon, Corporal Sylvester Akankpewu and Assistant Commissioner of Police Dr Benjamin Agordzo.

 The High Court presided over by a three-panel-judges, adjourned trial to Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

The facts, as earlier told the court by prosecution is that DrMac Palm, Chief Executive Officer of the Citadel Hospital, Kafui, a blacksmith, Debra, freight manager, ACP Agordzo, a police officer and the rest are officers of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), were all members of the Take Action Ghana-a non-governmental organisation.

Prosecution alleged that the group planned to demonstrate against the government as well as over thrown it, so DrMac-Palm contacted Kafui, a resident of Alavanyo to manufacture arms for that purpose and he produced them.

Prosecution also alleged that the group also held meetings to facilitate the process. Colonel Gameli was said to have promised to give his support before, during and after the planned event -GNA

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