The Accra High Court has thrown out a bail application by Senior Police Officer, ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzor.
Mr. Agordzor, who is facing trial for his alleged involvement in the plot to destabilize the country last week, through his lawyers, last week challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case in a bid to have their client freed but failed as the court ruled that it was clothed with jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Presenting his case in court today, Defense Counsel for the defendant, Martin Kpebu, prayed the court grant his client, who has been in police custody, bail.
According Lawyer Kpebu, his client is “harmless” adding that the suspect “had no intention” of throwing the country in chaos.
He maintained that ACP Agordzo’s affiliation to the WhatsApp group was solely on philanthropic basis.
Presiding judge, Justice George Buadi however refused the application on the basis that, Mr. Agordzor committed wrong in his position as senior officer by affiliating with the alleged suspects to begin with.