A top police officer, ACP Dr. Benjamin Agordzo, has described as frivolous, the charge of abetment to treason leveled against him by the state.
Sounding defiant after his first appearance in court Wednesday, the police officer told reporters, “they cannot break me; I am as strong as anything.”
The police officer has been accused of communicating with some alleged coup plotters who are also standing trial.
Before his name was linked to the case, ACP Dr. Agordzo had been critical of what he has observed as the politicisation of the police service.
His lawyers believe the trial is a witch-hunt.
Speaking to reporters in his police uniform, ACP Agordzo said he was not going to be gagged.
“I have not committed any crime, I have done nothing wrong. The President called on us to be citizens so when I express my opinion on a Whatsapp platform unrelated to any alleged coup, nobody should bog me down.”
He expressed thanks for “support.”