Security Agencies have foiled an attempted Coup Plot against the Ghanaian Presidency.
Ghana’s information ministry on Monday said security operatives had foiled a coup plot and arrested the masterminds. In a statement posted on Twitter, Ghana’s government said the plot that was targeting the presidency, had “the ultimate aim of destabilising the country”.
The statement added that the government had monitored activities of the plotters for 15 months, culminating in the arrest of three plotters and seizure of weapons last Friday.
What was being plotted
According to the Ghanaian government, a group known as Take Action Ghana (TAG), was working to recruit and radicalise a base of young people against the political authorities, under the guise of “nation-building”.
The government statement said it had arrested the group’s leaders, identified as Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, Ezor Kafui and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu.
The government claims the group was plotting with serving military officials procure weapons, take over key installations and secure funding, with an aim of taking over the government. During the seizure, government says it was able to recover a stash of weapons including, six pistols, three smoke grenades, 22 IEDs, two AK47 magazines computer equipment and one long knife.
Ghana’s president Nana Afuko-Addo was elected in 2016, and will be seeking a second term next year.