Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidiho will be released today by the police Criminals Investigations Department (CID), according to the party’s leadership.
“He will be released today by 1:00 PM this afternoon because the 24-hour elapses today and we hope he is released this afternoon”, Deputy Communications Officer, Kwaku Boahen said
“All NDC members in Greater Accra will converge to give him a rousing welcome”, he told host of Kumasi-based Nhyira FM morning show, Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin.
Meanwhile, Koku Anyidoho appeared to be in high spirits when former President, John Mahama visited him at the Bureau of National Investigation’s headquarters.
The outspoken Deputy General Secretary of the NDC is being charged for treason after his arrest by personnel of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday at the International Press Center for treasonable comments.
They proceeded to conduct a search of his house and have today announced his appearance in court.
Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia earlier described the arrest of his deputy allegedly for making ‘treasonable comments’ as a blessing in disguise.
BackgroundDeputy National Democratic Congress General Secretary Koku Anyidoho was arrested by the police after predicting the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be overthrown.
The tough-talking NDC politician was picked up at the Accra International Press Center by plain-clothed officers. The NDC was having a press conference to react to the controversial Ghana-US Military Cooperation agreement shortly before the arrest.
About 16 officers besieged the press center to effect the arrest.
Anyidoho together with the NDC National Chairman Kofi Portuphy and the General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia initially were to drive to the police headquarters but the three changed their minds, accusing the police of preventing their cars from moving out. They decided to rather walk to the police headquarters which is meters away from the Press centre.
In the company of the police officers, the NDC executives walked in the direction of the police headquarters.
As the throng got closer to the police headquarters, the NDC Deputy General Secretary was whisked away from the protection of the crowd.