The Criminal Investigation Department
(CID) has commenced investigations into the seized electronic gadgets of Mr
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress
(NDC), in an ongoing probe into alleged kidnappings and causing damage case.
The Deputy Director -General
of the CID, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) George Tweneboah disclosed
this to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, stating that a forensic team
was currently accessing Mr Ofosu Ampofo’s mobile phones and computer laptop.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo yesterday
reported at the CID headquarters as part of a bail term, in connection with an
alleged kidnappings and causing damage case.
The NDC chairman arrived at
the CID at about 1:45p.m in the company of his lawyers, Mr Abraham Amaliba, and
Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, who met with senior police officers and investigators.
It would be recalled that the
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 issue of the Ghanaian
Times, reported that the NDC national chairman was arrested by the police,
following the issuance of an arrest warrant from the court around 3pm at the
No.3 Church Street, Labone, Accra, to assist the police in an alleged arson and
causing damage case.
He had since been granted GH¢300,000 police
bail with two sureties.
The Ghanaian Timesreported
in its Friday, May 10, 2019 issue that Mr Ampofo declined to honour an
invitation by the CID, to assist in investigations into alleged kidnappings and
fire outbreaks in the country.
In a letter addressed to the
CID boss, Commissioner of Police (COP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, through
his lawyers, Mr Ampofo stated that the invitation was an attempt to “pass the
buck” and shift the blame over the increasing inability of the security
agencies, including her outfit, to manage and control the failures of security,
and the governance structures of the country as a whole.
The letter was presented on
his behalf at the CID headquarters by Mr Ampofo’s legal team, made up of Mr
Tony Lithur, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong and Abraham Amaliba, which was
received by ACP Tweneboah.
The letter sighted by the Ghanaian Times, wassigned by Dr Dominic Akuritinga Ayine of the Ayine and Felli
It stated in part that
“having reviewed your letter against the background of the ongoing prosecution
of our client, we are unable to resist the conclusions that your invitation and
so called investigations into kidnapping, arson and other crimes, is collateral
to the ongoing criminal trial and that its purpose partly prejudice our
The letter stated that their client (Mr Ampofo), viewed 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”.
BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI
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