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The police investigator testifying at the trial of National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and a communications officer of the party, Anthony Kwaku Boahen, has insisted that the NDC Chairman had planned to endanger the lives of other people.

According to Chief Inspector Bernard Berko, the leaked audio tape from a meeting organised for communicators of the NDC which was played in court, captured Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo planning to endanger the lives of the Chairman of the National Peace Council (Prof. Emmanuel Asante) and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (Jean Mensa).

This, he said, was the reason why Ofosu-Ampofo and Kwaku Boahen who allegedly conspired to commit those offences, were charged and put before the court to be tried.

Chief Inspector Berko was responding to a question by Tony Lithur, counsel for Ofosu-Ampofo while under cross-examination on the basis for charging the two accused persons.

The police investigator testifying at the trial of National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and a communications officer of the party, Anthony Kwaku Boahen, has insisted that the NDC Chairman had planned to endanger the lives of other people.

According to Chief Inspector Bernard Berko, the leaked audio tape from a meeting organised for communicators of the NDC which was played in court, captured Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo planning to endanger the lives of the Chairman of the National Peace Council (Prof. Emmanuel Asante) and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (Jean Mensa).

This, he said, was the reason why Ofosu-Ampofo and Kwaku Boahen who allegedly conspired to commit those offences, were charged and put before the court to be tried.

Chief Inspector Berko was responding to a question by Tony Lithur, counsel for Ofosu-Ampofo while under cross-examination on the basis for charging the two accused persons.

Ofosu-Ampofo has been charged with one count of conspiracy to cause harm and two counts of assault against a public officer, while Kwaku Boahen is facing one count of conspiracy to cause harm.

They have both been granted bail of GH¢100,000, with one surety each.

Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo and one of the party’s leading communicators, Kwaku Boahen, are on trial over the audio recording containing the chilling strategies the NDC allegedly intended to use for the 2020 elections – one being the kidnappings of family members of political opponents.

Per the prosecution’s facts, they had planned to commit crimes in the country and turn round to blame them on the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run up to the 2020 general election which the NDC lost.

Among the strategies were the creation of a general state of insecurity in the country through kidnappings, arson and verbal attacks on public officials like the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Prof. Emmanuel Asante, and Electoral Commission boss, Jean Mensa.

The audio detailed how Ofosu-Ampofo, for instance, was asking the party members to make those officials “know their lives are in danger” as well as taking the EC Chairperson “to the cleaners.”

At one point on the tape, the NDC Chairman appeared to express delight that their ‘tactics’ were working after he heard one of the targets was not able to sleep in the house.


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