The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has been granted bail in the sum of GHC100, 000 after appearing in court Tuesday.
A deputy national communication director Kweku Boahen who is also standing trial alongside his chairman was also slapped with the same bail amount and both are also to produce one surety each.
The two have been charged with conspiracy to cause harm and assault against a public officer following a leaked tape during a meeting of party officials.
The Accra Commercial Court has adjourned the case to Monday 6th May, 2019. The court directed the attorney general to submit to the accused all statements, the said audio and the charge sheet.
Mahama, others in court
Former president John Mahama was in Court in solidarity with Ofosu Ampofo and Kwaku Boahen.
Mahama and other top ranking NDC executives including General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia and high profile lawyers were in court to solidarise with the two.
Mr. Ampofo has denied the voice on the leaked tape is his. A voice on the leaked tape 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.
As part of strategic communication plans for the NDC going into the 2020 elections, Ofosu-Ampofo allegedly gave his blessings for the communicators to verbally attack the Peace Council chairman Professor Emmanuel Asante.
Mr. Ampofo was initially invited by the CID for investigations and was granted GHC40,000 bail with two surities.
The NDC’s Director of Communications Kakra Essamuah in a release Monday said: “We are going to be represented before court and the prosecutor will present the charge … And then they will be called upon to plead and the process will start.”
By Emmanuel Amewugah, Daily Mail GH