-The case has been adjourned to Tuesday, January 12
-This is because the assigned judge on the case was unwell
-Ampofo was standing trial alongside a Deputy NDC Communication Director
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The case of the leaked audio recording involving Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has been adjourned.
It was adjourned to Tuesday, January 12, 2021, because the judge supervising the case, Justice Samuel Asiedu is unwell.
Asiedu, a Court of Appeal judge sits on the case with additional responsibility as a High Court judge.
Ampofo is standing trial alongside a Deputy National Communication Director of the NDC, Kweku Boahen.
They have been charged with conspiracy to cause harm and assault against a public officer.
Ampofo denied the voice on the leaked tape is his. A voice on the leaked tape in 2019 told party communicators that “we’re going to take her [EC boss] to the cleaners.”
“As for the EC chair, we must wage a relentless war on this EC chair. Me, she doesn’t want to see my face,” Ofosu-Ampofo allegedly said at the meeting which took place after the Ayawaso by-election.
Lawyers of Ampofo and Boahen are expected to cross-examine, Detective Chief Inspector, Bernard Berko, the prosecution’s third witness in the case.
In other news, the MP for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak, has accused a Supreme Court judge of trying to bribe a female NDC MP to vote against Alban Bagbin during the Speakership election.
Bagbin took the oath of allegiance and office as the Speaker of Ghana’s eighth Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Speaking to Joy News on Sunday, January 10, 2021, Mubarak disclosed how the said judge tried tirelessly to persuade the said female MP-elect [now MP] to vote against Bagbin’s nomination.
The judge promised her fuel for the entire four years she will be in Parliament, according to Mubarak.
The former Nadowli-Kaleo lawmaker polled 138 votes against the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate, Professor Mike Oquaye, who managed 136 of the votes.
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