ACP Agordzo speaks after release from custody

ACP Agordzo speaks after release from custody
Source: | Cornerlis Kweku Affre
Date: 24-01-2020 Time: 06:01:06:pm
ACP Agordzo

ACP Benjamin Agordzo has finally been reunited with his family after spending almost three months at the Bureau for National Investigation (BNI), Ministries Police Cells and in the custody of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), following his arrest for allegedly being involved in a failed coup plot.

The ACP took to his Facebook page to express his gratitude to his family and friends for their unwavering support during his trying times.

“It’s been a whole world of experience and I like to thank God for bringing me this far; my counsel and his team for standing by me with their knowledge and skills in law practice; and those of you who believed in me and supported me in various ways. My special thanks go to my wife, family and the chiefs and people of Vakpo for their massive support. I appreciate all,” the post read in part.

According to him, he was equally grateful for the massive support he received from Ghanaians across various social media networks.

“I was particularly strengthened by the fact that even thousands who had never set eyes on me believed that I couldn’t have done what I was being accused of. These sentiments were expressed in various social media platforms,” he expressed.

ACP Benjamin Agordzo who had been denied bail more than twice by the Court following opposition by state prosecutors, was finally admitted to a GH₵500,000 bail after his lawyers had told the court that the denial infringed on his personal liberty.

On his Facebook wall, he admitted that the battle for his freedom was yet not over, and is counting on the support and prayers of loved ones and supporters to overcome the trial.

“For the millions who silently went on their knees regularly to intervene for me, God richly bless you. Your prayers were not in vain. I know you’ll continue to remember me in your prayers. The Lord of hosts is on our side and it’s not over until it’s over.

“I like to assure those who have believed in me that I believe in democratic values such as rule of law, human rights, and constitutional rule. These are the things that drive the passion in me.”

He added that his experience in peacekeeping missions in war-torn areas across the globe have made him a firsthand witness to how conflict can destroy countries and has no intention of fueling one which will attack the peace and democracy of the country.

“Having spent about 6 years of my life in peacekeeping missions in Sudan, Somalia, and Haiti and witnessed how conflicts have ravaged those counties, I will be the last person to do anything to derail the strides we've made in democratic development.

“Be assured that I love my country so dearly I can never ever do anything to disturb the relative peace we enjoy in Ghana.

“This is what I stand for and I'll never exchange this for anything else…,” he wrote.