The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has, through his lawyers, officially declined the invitation of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to report at the police headquarters on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:pm over recent fire outbreaks and kidnappings.
A response written by Mr Ofosu-Ampofo’s lawyer, Dr Dominic Akuritinga Ayine addressed to the CID, said “it is common knowledge that our client and one other person are currently the subject of criminal proceedings in court in Criminal Case Number CR0385/2019 intituled ‘The Republic v. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and Anthony Kwaku Boahen’.
“The charges against them arose from investigations your office claims to have undertaken into certain voice recordings after the violence-ridden Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-elections.”
The letter further stated that the trial of Mr Ofosu-Ampofo is more of political harassment and intimidation.
“Our client views the letter of invitation as reflective of an undeniable pattern of political harassment and intimidation which violates his fundamental human rights, particularly his constitutional rights to personal dignity and political association that is devoid of intimidation and harassment,” it stated.
The CID on Wednesday in a letter invited the NDC chairman to appear at the police headquarters on Thursday, May 9 over recent fire outbreaks and kidnappings in the country.
According to the letter signed by the CID boss, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, the NDC chairman’s name had been mentioned as being part of a grand scheme to cause fear and panic in the country.
Below is the statement: