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NDC Chairman Ofosu-Ampofo picked up by police

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)

The National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has been picked up by the police, Graphic Online has gathered.

He was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Accra and was sent to his house for a search as part of police investigations, Graphic Online gathers.

The police is yet to officially speak on the arrest but information gathered indicates the move is in relation to the recent kidnappings in Ghana.

The arrest followed Ofosu-Ampofo’s refusal to honour an invitation to report to the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to assist in investigations into the recent spate of kidnappings and arson in Ghana.

A suspect is reported to have accused the NDC chairman of being behind the crimes, a situation which informed the police to invite him for questioning.

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When Ofosu-Ampofo refused to report to the police, they subsequently went to court to obtain an arrest warrant.

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."

Consequently, the party through a statement issued by Kakra Essamuah, its Director of Communications urged its supporters to expect the arrest.

Meanwhile, some NDC party members have gathered at the police headquarters in solidarity with Mr Ofosu-Ampofo.

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