One of the suspects of the three kidnapped girls in Takoradi is alleged to have mentioned that Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was behind their criminal activities and in the light of that, the Director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah invited him to assist in investigations. National Democratic Congress ( NDC ) Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo however, refused to honour the invitation and this has necessitated an issuance of warrant for his arrest by the Police.
The NDC has issued a statement regarding the invitation and warrant and the full details is as follows:
IMMINENT ARREST OF THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS, HON. SAMUEL OFOSU-AMPOFO
The National Democratic Congress has learnt that the government, using the security agencies, has obtained a court warrant in the past few days for the arrest of our national Chairman, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo. We have further learnt that the security agencies intend to do this apparently in conjunction with elements of NPP vigilante forces and that they intend to arrest the Chairman in a manner aimed at lowering him in the esteem of Ghanaians.
The NDC takes a very serious view of the government’s intention, if our information is correct, and wish to bring to the attention of the country that, as the Chairman of the largest opposition party in Ghana, our national Chairman is entitled to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
Whilst still respecting the already-stated stance of the Council of Elders regarding police invitations, we wish to state that the national Chairman is a law-abiding citizen who will never flout an order properly obtained from a court with authority to do so.
This statement is also issued to notify the teeming supporters of the National Democratic Congress to expect the imminent arrest of the National Chairman for the purpose of advancing the narrow political interests of President Akufo-Addo to silence all legitimate political opposition. At all times, the national Chairman of our party can count on the solidarity of the entire membership of the party and we stand solidly behind Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.
Issued on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Director of Communications