Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, NDC chairman

The Police Headquarters is buzzing with unusual activity as
chairman of Ghana’s biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress
(NDC), Ofosu Ampofo has been arrested by the police.

Mr Ampofo was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Accra with a
search conducted in his house as part of police investigations, can confirm.

Even though the police have not made any statement on the
arrest, sources say it is in connection with the recent
kidnappings in Ghana.

Readers may recall that Mr Ofosu-Ampofo had refused to
honour an invitation extended to him by the Director-General of the Criminal
Investigations Department (CID) to assist in investigations into the recent
spate of kidnappings and arson in Ghana.

A suspect is reported to have accused the NDC chairman of
being behind the crimes, a situation which informed the police to invite him
for questioning.

When Ofosu-Ampofo refused to report to the police, they
subsequently went to court to obtain an arrest warrant.

The NDC on Monday said it had gathered the information that
government was working to get Ofosu-Ampofo arrested as part of a “ploy
aimed at lowering him in the esteem of Ghanaians.”

Consequently, the party through a statement issued by Kakra
Essamuah, its Director of Communications urged its supporters to expect the

Meanwhile, some NDC party members have gathered at the
police headquarters, waiting for Ofosu-Ampofo’s return to the CID headquarters
after the police have searched his house.

Source: with files from

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