Embattled Deputy General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, Koku Anyidoho, has been granted bail after spending two nights in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
Lawyers for Mr Anyidoho managed to secure bail for the politician as investigations continue into comments he made to the effect that a coup that happened in 1972 will repeat itself.
Mr Anyidoho was arrested on Tuesday and charged with treason felony after inciting citizens to launch a civil coup against the Akufo-Addo government.
Mr Anyidoho threatened on radio that there will be a civil coup d’etat to topple the Akufo-Addo administration in connection with Ghana’s signing of an agreement with the United States government, which gives the latter unimpeded access to some of Ghana’s security installations.
He told Happy FM on Monday, 26 March in an interview that: “Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself.
“On 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.”
“There’ll be a civilian coup d’etat; there’ll be a social revolution and the movement is starting on Wednesday. He [Akufo-Addo] will be fed up at the presidency,” Mr Anyidoho said.
The NDC has been up in arms against the government ever since Mr Anyidoho’s arrest.
Former President John Mahama on Wednesday afternoon went to the office of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service in an attempt to negotiate a bail but failed.
Before Mr Mahama’s visit, flagbearer-aspirant of the NDC, Alban Bagbin was also at the CID for the same purpose.
Meanwhile, a court order has been secured for the seizure of Mr Anyidoho’s phones and laptops.
The police service have also said it intends following due process in dealing with Mr Anyidoho.