Police CID charges Ofosu-Ampofo over leaked tape

Police CID charges Ofosu-Ampofo over leaked tape

Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the national chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been charged by the police over the purported audio recording of him which has been making rounds in the media.

According to information gathered by YEN.com.gh, Ofosu-Ampofo has been charged with threat of harm, conspiracy to cause harm, assaulting a public official, and rioting.

Ofosu-Ampofo who was placed under arrest over the tape has been granted a bail in the sum of GHC400,000.

Ofosu-Ampofo was invited by the police over the purported leaked audio of him planning violence before the Ayawaso West Wuogon elections.

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While he was supposed to visit the CID offices on Thursday, February 28, 2019, the meeting was postponed at the request of Ofosu-Ampofo

It will be recalled that some violence rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-election which took place on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

While the NDC blamed the ruling NPP for the violence and even boycotted the election which was won by Lydia Seyram, an audio recording has surfaced suggesting that the violence might have been planned by the NDC themselves.

In the leaked tape, a voice purported to be that of Ofosu-Ampofo is heard briefing some people at an undisclosed location about the reason behind his decision to announce the party’s withdrawal from the bye-election.

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“I mean you have Chief Azorka in my meeting saying, Chief thank you, I said why, he said if you had not taken this decision I don’t know how my men would have gone back to Tamale.

"The issue is that they had brought down the Kandahar Boys and the Kandahar boys know our boys from Tamale.

"You know it was a targeted attack, and so once they spot you they invite them, and then around that time my people were so defenceless and they had packed themselves in pickups, so cordoning off and hounding them was very very easy and they had not anticipated all these things coming, so it hasn’t been easy but for me how we take the battle from here is most critical.

“It is a question of mind game that they’ve come to play, I was here because I thought I should come and lift your spirits up and let you know that it was not a cowardice decision at all. It was a strategic decision which will benefit us,” Ofosu-Ampofo reportedly said.

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