Ghana’s security forces have foiled “an elaborate plot” to target the presidency “with theultimate aim of destabilising the country”. The information ministry in a statement said that a
joint security operation last Friday led to the arrest of three people and seizure of several
One of those arrested included a local arms manufacturer. The statement said that the
operation came after 15 months of surveillance and gathering of evidence on the activities of
the prime suspects and others. The suspects are undergoing interrogation.
State security agencies assure the general public that they remain vigilant, and will work to
safeguard national security and public safety. It also encouraged the public to remain calm
and advised them to provide information on any suspicious persons or activities to the police
for necessary action.
Ghana is considered one of the more stable countries in West Africa since its transition to
multi-party democracy in 1992, putting a succession of destabilising coups behind it.
President Nana Akufo-Addo won an election in December 2016, with incumbent John
Mahama accepting defeat after a hotly contested race.