National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo
and a Deputy Communications Officer, Kwaku Boahen, is set to face an Accra High Court
at the start of a trial for comments captured in a leaked tape and said to cause harm.
The initial charges preferred against the NDC executives were dropped by the
Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service last Tuesday and fresh ones slapped on them.
They have now been charged for conspiracy to cause harm and assault a public officer.
The leaked tape, which is said to be a recording of an address by Mr Ofosu-
Ampofo to the communication officers of the NDC asked the addressees to take the Chair of the
Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), Jean Mensa, to the cleaners
while giving them the go-ahead to also abuse the Chairman of the national
However, before the National Chairman and Deputy Communications Officer before the Court, the NDC has
described the process as “persecution” by the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government.
In a statement issued by the General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia directing to all Ghanaians started,
“to defend the fundamental human rights of our citizenry, during this moment of unbridled political persecution
by the Akufo-Addo led NPP government”.
The statement said the legal action taken against the NDC national executives is a diversionary tactic by
the government to cover its poor performance.
“We are comforted that his disastrous performance as President will lead to his dismissal from office
by the people of Ghana at the 2020 elections,” it indicated.
“This will afford the incoming NDC government the opportunity to right his wrongs and restore
confidence and integrity into state institutions while promoting a climate of freedom and respect for all shades of opinion.”
However, information reaching Anfrebeats.com indicates that the court has been adjoined to next month
6th May 2019. More will be updated of any changes.