The Minister for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (MP) in a press release on Monday 23rd September revealed that three persons; Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, Donya Kafui (a local weapon manufacturer) and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu have been arrested for plotting to destabilize the country and overthrow the Nana Akufo-Addo led government.
The suspects, Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, managing Director of Citadel Hospital, Mr Ezor Kafui, a local weapon manufacturer and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu were arrested during a dawn operation last Friday at Alajo and another location at Kpone Bawleshie near Dodowa in Accra.
According to reports, the arrest was made after 15-month surveillance and gathering of evidence on the activities of the prime suspects.
Ghanaians on social media reacting to the alleged failed coup sparked a trend with #coupchallenge.
The challenge highlights the weapons found on the suspects which included ammunition and explosive devices.
Most of them believe that these allegations were just a diversionary tactic by the government to make Ghanaians forget the daily scandals that hit the media space.
See some of the hilarious challenges below:
— The Professor🌎 (@musqoo71) September 24, 2019
Fellow Ghanaians, I want to via this platform state emphatically and proudly that our beloved Ghana shall never fall into the hands of wicked, selfish and greedy politicians. I general @Mo_Maswud have ceased control over the affairs of the state. Long live Ghana✊ #CoupChallenge pic.twitter.com/7dxghqUuVL
— FanMilk Wura🐼 (@Mo_Maswud) September 25, 2019
— Phara C (@Fantasypharac) September 24, 2019
— dAt EwE BoWy 🇬🇭 (@efo_filey) September 25, 2019
— quame lipton (@quamelipton1) September 25, 2019
Even when such a massive haul of arms was found,no one talked abt a coup. You find these home-made pistols, pepper spray and kitchen knife,and u ain't embarrassed to come out with this cock-and-bull story! @NAkufoAddo @konkrumah @MBawumia @JDMahama #CoupChallenge #Ghana #GHToday pic.twitter.com/xVsnRZntQT
— Kwame Nkrumah Lomotey 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@ricword4u) September 24, 2019
— Simple (@simple_nip) September 24, 2019
— Sabali💪🏾🔌 (@dhatgoodkid) September 25, 2019