NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia addressing the media after Ofosu Ampofo's release

The National Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has been granted bail after his arrest by the Police Tuesday.

He’s billed to report to Police CID again on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Sources say he was earlier taken to his house in Accra for a thorough search conducted by the police after being picked up Tuesday afternoon.

His arrest is believed to be linked to the recent kidnappings in Ghana.

A statement from the police said: “The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is investigating various acts of kidnapping and causing unlawful damage in which credible and actionable intelligence makes Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), a suspect.”

An unnamed suspect reportedly fingered the NDC chairman for being responsible for the crimes, a situation which informed the police to invite him for questioning.

Following Mr Ofosu-Ampofo’s refusal to honour the police invitation, the law enforcement agency then proceeded to the court to secure a warrant to effect his arrest.

The NDC on Monday said it had gathered the information that government was working to get Ofosu-Ampofo arrested as part of a “ploy aimed at lowering him in the esteem of Ghanaians.”