Court grants Ofosu-Ampofo GHS100k bail


The Accra High Court has granted bail in the sum of GHS100,000 to Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the ongoing case concerning a leaked tape which allegedly captures the voice of Mr Ofosu-Ampofo.

The Deputy Communication Director of the NDC, Anthony Kwaku Boahen, was also given a bail to the tune of GHS 100,000.

They were granted bail with one surety each after they both pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 and the case has been adjourned to 6 May 2019.

A leaked tape that surfaced a few months ago contained a voice which the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has identified as that of Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, inciting NDC communicators to go after the two personalities with insults.

The two are being tried by the state for inciting violence against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa, and the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Prof Emmanuel Asante.

In court to solidarise with the accused persons were former President John Mahama, General Secretary of the party, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Mr Mahama’s spokesperson Joyce Bawah Mogtari and a former Chief of Staff Nana Ato Dadzie.

Source: Class News