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Ofosu Ampofo fails to report to CID again

Lawyers for NDC National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo have sent a letter to the Police requesting an extension in the date for the invitation of their client in the leaked tape saga.

It comes after Mr. Ofosu Ampofo failed to report to the CID headquarters for the second day running following his alleged comments in the leaked tape.

It is unclear the reasons for the request for the extension by the lawyers.

The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service on Wednesday February 27 invited the National Democratic Congress 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.

A statement by the Police CID said Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo must report at the CID Headquarters in Accra on Thursday to help with investigations.

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.”

According to the party, “the maliciously depraved and clearly doctored tape has been contrived by some devious elements in the NPP and government to undermine the NDC and its National Chairman.”

Source: Starr FM

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