The Criminal Investigation Department, CID, of the Ghana Police Service have granted the National Democratic Congress, NDC, chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo bail after levelling four charges against him.
The four charges according to media reports are threat of harm, conspiracy to harm, rioting and assaulting of public officials. Mr Ofosu Ampofo has reportedly denied that the audio is his voice and has also refused to comment on the audio which he says is doctored.
He has since written his statement and granted bail to the tune of GHC400,000 and required to appear at the CID headquarters on Thursday at 9:00 am.
Addressing party supporters at the Police Headquarters after he was granted bail, the NDC chairman said he is a peace-loving man and has no record of violence in his political career, he further stated that he is focused on leading the party to victory in 2020.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo in a leaked audio circulating on social media is alleged to have said that the party deployed the Azorka boys to help protect its members during the Ayawaso by-election.
The recording also has a voice believed to be Mr Ofosu Ampofo urging people to take the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Adukwei Mensa to the ‘cleaners’. The voice also endorsed verbal attacks on the National Peace Council Chairman, Reverend Emmanuel Asante.
The audio tape also suggests that abductions and kidnappings could be used to silence political opponents.
But Ofosu Ampofo has on Saturday denied the tape saying “…I want to assure you that I am a man of peace, and my hands are clean. I have been in politics for many years, there’s no evidence I have won my victory through violence or spoken against anybody. I want to remain focused, the NDC wants to remain focused. We will win the election freely, fairly and clearly.”