About twelve (12) soldiers including Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli , a senior military officer, and others have been put on an immigration stop list after being described as a flight risk by security agencies.
All entry and exit points of the country, due to this, have been notified through the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) not to allow the military officers to leave the country until the final determination of the case pending before the courts.
All 12 military officers, some of whom are junior ranks have been fingered in the foiled coup d’etat allegedly championed by Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm owner of Cidatel Hospital.
Six (6) of the soldiers were on Monday, September 30, 2019, arraigned before the Kaneshie District Court and are facing similar charges of possession of explosives, arms and ammunition without lawful excuse.
Last week, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information, dropped a hint that a top military officer and other junior rank soldiers were among suspects in the case.
“There are military persons including an officer who is in custody and being interrogated in connection with this incident,” he revealed on Accra-based Starr Fm.
Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm owner of Cidatel Hospital and his two accomplices – Mr Ezor Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Mr Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu (aka BB or ADC) is currently in the custody of the BNI over the alleged plot.
Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and Gershon Akpa who is a civilian employee were also last weeks arraigned before the Kaneshie District Court presided over by Rosemond Dodua Agyiri for their alleged involvement in a coup plot and remanded to reappear at a later date.