Court Grants Ofosu Ampofo Bail

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The financial division of the High Court has admitted Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Anthony Kwaku Boahen, the Deputy Communication Director of the NDC to bail in the sum of GHC 100,000 with one surety each.


The Accused Persons were charged with conspiracy to cause harm.

In making a bail application, Counsel for the first Accused, Mr Tony Lithur, said that the issue that the first Accused would be raising is the invasion of his privacy, leading to the undermining of his fundamental human rights.

“This is an abuse of prosecutional powers by the Attorney General and at the right time we will prove it”, he added.

He prayed the Court to grant the first Accused bail, saying that the first Accused is the chairman of the leading opposition party and does not pose any flight risk.

“The election season is hitting up and he is required to be in the country as the chairman of the party. He will be available whenever he is needed”, he concluded.

Counsel for the second Accused, Mr Abdul Basit Bamba in praying for bail, said that the Second Accused has denied the charges against him, and in the course of proceedings the second Accused person will demonstrate that the charges against him have no basis in law.

“The charges levelled against the second Accused were frivolous and vexatious. From the facts, it is not stated who the Complainant is. This speaks partly to the frivolity of the charges”, he said.

Mr Bamba associated himself with Mr Tony Lithur’s application for bail whereas the Attorney General did not oppose the bail.

Mr. Tony Lithur prayed the Court for a short adjournment to raise some objections to the charges but the Court asked that Mr Lithur come before the court formally.

The case has been adjourned to 6th May, 2019.

Mr. Ofosu Ampofo and Mr. Boahen have been arraigned before Court over a leaked audio tape where it is alleged that they were inciting NDC party communicators to insult and incite violence against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and the National Peace Council.

Source: GhanaJustice/F.Kyeremateng


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