Chairman of Ghana’s largest opposition social gathering the Nationwide Democratic Congress has been arrested.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who was arrested on Tuesday is being interrogated over the latest spate of kidnappings and arson assaults in Ghana.
He has reportedly turned down an invite from the nation’s Prison Investigations Division of the police service after a suspect implicated him.
A warrant was issued for Mr Ampofo’s arrest after he turned down the Police invitation.
However his social gathering has vowed to withstand his arrest describing it as political harassment and intimidation.
The Police CID has additionally hinted that investigators may also search Mr. Ofosu Ampofo’s residence totally as a part of its investigations.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo is already standing trial with some social gathering officers following the leakage of a tape.
He was purportedly heard inciting social gathering supporters at a gathering to assault the Chairperson of the nation’s Electoral Fee Chair and the Chairperson of the Peace Council.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo maintains the tape has been doctored.
The threats had been allegedly issued within the wake of a political violence throughout a constituency election in Ghana’s capital metropolis.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence resulted within the taking pictures of a number of the NDC supporters.
Former Ghanaian President John Mahama who’s the flagbearer of Mr Ampofo’s social gathering for the 2020 elections has additionally accused the federal government of harassing his social gathering chairman.
Surge in kidnappings
Final week two Canadian women, had been kidnapped in Ghana’s second greatest metropolis Kumasi.
This 12 months a 30-year-old Indian man was additionally kidnapped in Kumasi by men who demanded a $500,000 ransom.
The Consular-Normal and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana was additionally kidnapped in Accra throughout his common morning stroll in.
Police in Ghana for months now are nonetheless unable to find three Ghanaian ladies kidnapped in Western Ghana.