A Senior Military Officer has narrated to an Accra High Court how intelligence officers of the Ghana Armed Forces passed on sensitive security information to government appointees while setting a sting operation in motion.

Chief of Staff of the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, Major General Nicholas Peter Andoh is the State’s second witness in the case in which 10 persons including Senior Police Officer ACP Benjamin Agordzo and Senior Military Officer Col Samuel Kojo Gameli are charged with committing the crime of high treason.

Maj. Gen. Andoh told the court that, shortly after receiving intelligence of the plot sometime in June 2018, a high powered meeting was convened.

It had in attendance the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, Minister of State in Charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong and then National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh.

Mr. Acheampong is said to have been invited into the meeting because National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah was out of the country.

Maj. General Andoh said a review of the intelligence gathered led to participants approving the urgent need for surveillance to be mounted on the suspects. This was to take the form of infiltration of the ranks of the suspects to record video and audio of their meetings.

He told the court, he released devices for this task and contacted the then Bureau of National Investigations (now National Intelligence Bureau) for assistance.

Security operatives are said to have been deployed to follow the suspects while some feigned sickness and got admitted at the Citadel Hospital owned by Dr. Frederick Yao Mac Palm.

This operation, according to the military officer, was successful and the State currently has in its custody, recordings of this alleged elaborate plot.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Benjamin Agordzor, senior military officer Col. Samuel Kojo Gameli and 8 others; Dr. Mac Palm, Donyo Kafui, Bright Alan Debrah, Johannes Zikpi, WO II Esther Saan, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Corporal Ali Solomon, and Sylvester Akankpewubare are facing various charges including high treason.