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General News of Friday, 14 June 2019

Source: dailyguidenetwork.com

Ofosu Ampofo has not been charged - Lawyer

Counsel for the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has revealed that his client is yet to be charged by the police.

According to Abraham Amaliba, the police were investigating offences including conspiracy to commit crime, to wit kidnapping and unlawful damage against Mr Ofosu-Ampofo.

He made this known to journalists when Mr Ofosu-Ampofo reported himself to the police investigating team yesterday afternoon upon his release last Tuesday as part of his bail condition.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo arrived around 1:55pm yesterday accompanied by his counsels including Mr Tony Lithur, Abraham Amaliba and Barbara Serwaa Asamoah, as well as some party executives. He left around 2:13pm.

Abraham Amaliba said that after meeting the investigating team led by the Deputy Director General of the Criminal Investigation Department, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) George Tweneboah, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo was asked to report again on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, around 2pm.

“From my understanding, they have not been able to go into the gadgets (phones seized) because the head of the forensic team is not available but they have handed over the electronic gadgets to the forensic unit,” he said.



Continuing, Mr Amaliba said, “We want to cooperate with the CID because we do not want to say things that will undermine the state institution so we will come back next Wednesday as they told us to come back… (sic)”.

It would be recalled that Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, National Chairman of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), who doubles as an elder of the church of Pentecost, was arrested on Tuesday evening at Cantonment.

His arrest follows an arrest warrant secured by the police from court to pick him after his refusal to honour an invitation from the law enforcement agency.

Caption: Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo confiding with Mr Tony Lithur after meeting the CID investigating team yesterday.