Kidnappings: Ofosu Ampofo to face CID boss today

The National Chairman of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who was granted bail on Tuesday is expected to report to police CID today.

Mr. Ofosu Ampofo is been investigated over the recent spate of kidnappings and arson in the country.

Director of legal affairs of the NDC Abraham Amaliba says the party will fully cooperate with authorities in an interview with Citi Fm monitored by said “we do not intent to impede the CID from doing their work, our client has nothing to hide and he to cooperate with them”.

Arrest was arranged

Mr. Abraham Amaliba also revealed that the arrest of the NDC Chairman was arranged to avoid uproar by members of the party. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo’s arrest on Tuesday followed his refusal to honour an invitation to report to the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah 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 and subsequently secured an arrest warrant on him.

But Lawyer Amaliba said the time and venue for the arrest was arranged and agreed upon with the police.

“We had agreed that they can come to Ato Ahwoi’s office at church street-Labone [we gave the address]” he said.

In a further narration, he stated that the National Chairman together with his Lawyers arrived at the stated location 45 minutes before the arrival of the Police. The arrangement according to him was meant to avoid an embarrassing style of arrest that could likely spark agitations amongst party supporters.

According to him, an additional agreement with the Police included that Mr. Ofosu Ampofo would not stay at the Police CID for over an hour. This however was breached by the CID boss when the National Chairman was detained for five hours, sparking an uneasy calm.

2 Canadian women abducted in Ghana rescued

on Wednesday, Security forces rescued two Canadian women who were abducted in Ghana’s second-largest city. Kumasi earlier this month and arrested eight people in connection with their kidnapping.

Ghanaian Information Minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah denied that the abductors had been paid off, saying “there was no mention or discussion of ransom” during the rescue operation.

Police later arrested five Ghanaian nationals and three Nigerians in Kumasi.

Source: Coffie