Meet Esther Saan, the female coup plotter who wanted to eliminate President Akufo-Addo out of power.
Esther Saan, a woman serving with the Ghana Army was among the 10 people who were being tried for attempting to stage a coup d’etat and overthrow the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government
According to a report filed by Daily Guide, she was the person who suggested that the group eliminates President Akufo-Addo when he is finally captured.
Audio recording evidence
The Director in charge of Operational Intelligence at the Defence Intelligence Department of the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Isaac Amponsah, who is the prosecution’s first witness insisted under cross-examination that……
WO II Esther Saan, also known as Mama Gee, was reportedly captured on an audio recording suggesting that the President needed to be eliminated.
Ziyerli Agbambila, lawyer for the accused person, in his cross-examination sought to challenge the evidence-in-chief of the witness that WO II Esther Saan suggested that the President be eliminated but the witness insisted that she did and said “she was captured on audio and there was a witness at the meeting too.”
During cross examination, Esther’s lawyer sought to discredit this evidence by the witness, stating that his client never said such a thing.
Even when the witness insisted that the accused actually made the statement and there was an audio recording and a witness to prove she made the statement, the lawyer maintained it was not true.
In June 2018, some individuals who were allegedy members of the ‘Take Action Ghana’ were arrested by for plotting to sabotage Akufo-Addo’s government.
Two members of the group, Dr Mac-Palm, Kafui and Debrah planned on kidnapping the President, the Vice-President, the Speaker of Parliament and the Chief of the Defence Staff and force the President to announce his overthrow.
A senior police officer ACP Dr Agordzo was also mentioned as part of the group who single-handedly donated GH¢2,000 to the group to aid its cause The case.