Ofosu Ampofo challenges prosecution at the Supreme Court

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has gone to the Supreme Court to challenge certain aspects of his trial in which he had been accused of inciting violence against some public officials.

Mr Ampofo invoked the supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by filling an application challenging the decision of the trial High Court to admit into evidence a witness statement presented by the prosecution.

He is seeking an order of certiorari from the Supreme Court quashing the said decision by the High Court.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo and Kwaku Boahen, a Deputy Communications Officer of the NDC, are standing trial over a leaked tape in which they were allegedly heard inciting violence against the leadership of the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Peace Council (NPC).

The two have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit assault against a public officer, while Ofosu Ampofo has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault against a public officer reports, graphiconline.