The embattled National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress Samuel Ofosu Ampofo is expected to report to the Police CID today, Thursday to assist investigations into a leaked tape that has been linked to him which police say its content is a threat to national security.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo was charged on Monday by the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) with conspiracy to cause harm, rioting, and assault of a public officer.
The under-fire Chairman was granted bail to the sum of GHC400,000 with two sureties to be justified.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo was released by the Police CID after almost 8hrs of being held following his invitation by the Police.
The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service on Wednesday, February 27 extended an invitation to Mr over the leaked tape in which he is allegedly heard calling for relentless attacks on the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa.
In the leaked audio, Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo 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 also gave his blessings for the communicators to verbally attack the Peace Council chairman Professor Emmanuel Asante.
Meanwhile, the NDC has strongly denied contents of the leaked tape saying that the statements and attributions contained on the said tape are concocted and false and “inconsistent with the character and track record of Chairman Ofosu Ampofo and do not reflect the values he has always stood for.”