The National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo says he is unfazed by the ongoing investigation against him by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police since he is not a kidnaper as alleged.
Speaking to Citi News, he said “I stand for justice, I stand for peace. I have demonstrated beyond all reasonable doubt that I am somebody who is a very peaceful person and has Ghana at heart. After all, I had the privilege of being in public office at age 29. In 1993, I was 29 years and I was a DCE.”
“I became a DCE, Deputy Minister, and Regional Minister. What else can I do to undermine the peace and tranquility of my country? The only thing I can do is to contribute my quota towards rebuilding Ghana and so linking me to kidnapping is just a political gimmick. I initiated the Kejetia market under Professor Mills with the support of President Mahama…I build markets, I do not destroy markets,” he said.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo is being investigated over the recent kidnapping and arson cases in the country.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo is currently facing three charges in connection with claims in an audio recording attributed to
Mr Ofosu Ampofo said the success of the NDC’s recently held parliamentary primaries indicates that the national executives are resolute despite the distractions by the governing New Patriotic Party.The NDC Chairman was heard in a leaked audio allegedly inciting party supporters to frustrate the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa and the Chairman of the National Peace Council.
An Accra High Court in July 2019 dismissed an application to halt the criminal trial of Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo had filed an application to stay proceedings before the court, following an appeal of the judge’s decision to dismiss two out of the three charges against him.
But the judge, Justice Samuel Asiedu in his decision stated that the concerns raised by the lawyers of Mr. Ofosu Ampofo lacked merit and will continue hearing the case, while the appeal is heard.