Leaked tape case adjourned; Ofosu Ampofo, Boahen granted bail GHS 100k each, Fmr President storms Court.

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The trial of national Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and a deputy national communications officer, Kwaku Boahen has been adjourned to May 6.
The case was adjourned by presiding judge Justice Asiedu, according to News reporter Wisdom Hededzome who reports that the adjournment was to allow for the Attorney General’s Department to submit to the accused all statements necessary for the case to be heard.

The AG’s department has been asked by the Judge to also provide the charge sheet and an audio tape on which Mr Ofosu Ampofo is purported to have instigated his party members to attack some persons in the country.

Deputy AG Joseph Kpemka who represented the state told journalists in a post-proceedings he hopes their [state] facts speak for them.
The Commercial Division of the Accra High court granted bail to Ofosu-Ampofo and Kwaku Boahen in the sum of GHc100, 000 each.
The team of lawyers for the defendants was led by Mr Tony Lithur.

Case
Mr Ofosu Ampofo and a deputy national communications officer, Mr Boahen are standing trial for allegedly instigating violence against the Electoral Commission Boss Jean Mensa and the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Prof Emmanuel Asante.
Their charges involve conspiracy to cause harm and assault against a public officer.
This follows a viral audio tape that contained a voice the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has identified as that of Mr Ofosu-Ampofo.

Mahama Support
Former President H.E John Dramani Mahama stormed the court to support the NDC national Chairman and Kwaku Boahen.
Mr Mahama who is also the NDC flagbearer for election 2020 was seen in the court with NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and a team of lawyers.
Also present at the court are some national officers and members of the party who are there to lend their support to their national officers.
Political Persecutions
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has described the prosecution of his national officers as a political “persecution” to gag the NDC.

Mr Asiedu Nketiah
The NDC General Secretary believes the charges slapped on his party officials as “frivolous, trumped up and illogical.”
“The president, fully aware that he cannot fulfill the legion of utopian campaign promises made to Ghanaians, the President has devised a scheme to use malicious prosecutions of NDC functionaries to curry favour with the electorate,” Asiedu Nketiah stated in a strong worded statement copied to Myxyzonline.com.
He continued, “We demand fair and lawful treatment for all our members and an immediate end to this harassment.

Despite our strong disagreement with this partisan prosecution, we demand fairness in the judicial process and it is our expectation that historical hostility to the NDC, whether real or perceived, will play no role in the determination of all cases and that only the facts of each case, the position of the law and the objective assessment of same will inform any outcome.”
Mr Asiedu Nketiah, however, averred the NDC would take every reasonable step to assert the innocence of the party officials.


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