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Embattled Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, will mostly likely honour the invitation of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service Friday dawn, few hours after declining the invitation.
Mr. Ampofo was expected Thursday afternoon at the CID headquarters in Accra to answer questions regarding incidences of kidnapping and market fires experienced in the country, but he failed to turn up.
Members of the party, including their flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, have variously condemned the invitation by the CID, describing it as “frivolous and baseless”.
The council of elders of the party have also asked Mr. Ampofo not to honour the invitation, daring the police to arrest him if they so wish.
It has however emerged in the late hours of Thursday that Mr. Ampofo has reneged on his earlier stance and has agreed to meet the CID on Friday morning to avoid the spectacle which usually characterises such party-affiliated encounters.
Meanwhile, counsel for Mr. Ampofo have described the CID’s invitation as being prejudicial to a criminal case their client is currently standing trial. They also accused the police of political victimization which they argue infringes on the fundamental human rights of their client.
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