- Five young Ghanaians have been accused of taking part in an elaborate plot to carry out a pro-Wagner agenda of overthrowing the Akufo-Addo government
- They were arrested on August 14, 2023, after police established that they were influenced by the Russian paramilitary organisation
- The leader of the group, Michael Asiedu, organised a protest on August 13 in Takoradi, where placards expressing anti-US sentiments were displayed
It has emerged that some young Ghanaians have been arrested for actively planning a Wagner-backed plan to overthrow the Nana Akufo-Addo administration.
The five were arrested on August 14 after police established an active influence by the Russian paramilitary organisation in all their activities.
According to a report by GhanaFact, the activities include protests and shadowy internet posts among others.
The group is alleged to be led by Michael Asiedu, the administrator of Mikado News, a Facebook blog with 1.5 thousand followers. Mikado News allegedly publishes pro-Russian content against the US government and Ghana.
Michael was arrested along with four others “by the Ghana Police Service for wearing shirts with Wagner inscriptions.”
Anti-US protest held in Western Region
The GhanaFact report stated Michael Asiedu and his group organised a protest on August 13, 2023, in Takoradi, the Western Region capital.
The protest attracted a handful of young people some of whom displayed placards that read “Biden is a warmonger” and “Long live Russia”.
Others held the flags of Ghana, Russia, Niger, Mali and Algeria.
Michael Asiedu and the four others have been granted bail and are scheduled to appear in court on October 3, 2023.
FBI commends Tiwaa Addo-Danquah-led EOCO
In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that the FBI lauded Ghana’s EOCO for its success in the fight against organised crime and romance fraud.
A ten-member delegation from the FBI and US Department of Justice praised Ghana’s EOCO during a meeting on September 11, 2023, at the headquarters of EOCO.
Since becoming EOCO’s Executive Director, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has led the Office to chalk many successes.
Ghanaian sentenced to 14 months in prison for engaging in online scams
Also, a Ghanaian in New York has been thrown in jail for his role in many online scams and money laundering.
According to a report by the New York Department of Justice, 27-year-old Edward Kwaku Boakye was found guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Apart from the jail term, he has been directed to pay $532,738 in restitution to 11 victims of his online fraud.
Ghanaian among irregular migrants allowed entry into US
YEN.com.gh also reported that a Ghanaian man was among a group of irregular migrants allowed entry to the US at a Mexico-US border.
The Ghanaian man declared his nationality to a Fox News journalist who was reporting from the scene in Texas.
The Ghanaian man was with other migrants travelling from countries like Chile and Brazil in South America.