Ampofo was invited to answer questions over his reckless comments so don’t blame Prez-NPP

A communicator with the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mujeeb Rahman, has rubbished suggestions by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is using the police to intimidate chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.

The communicator told host of Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the CID invited the embattled chairman following his reckless comments he made in a tape.

Mujeeb Rahman said the invitation by the CID, should not be treated as a political tool because just like the CID would have invited any ordinary Ghanaian, Mr Ampofo was also invited to assist the CID in their investigation into the matter.

The laws of Ghana he explained mandates the police to deal with every lawless individual and so, if the CID has invited and interrogated him, I don’t think anybody should blame the president for that.

‘’No one is above the law in this country. The president is working in accordance with the law and should he violate any of our laws, he would be made to face the consequence. The  chairman of the NDC is not above the law just like any other Ghanaians.’’

The police have levelled three charges against Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, after he reported himself to answer questions concerning a leaked tape in which he is said to have made certain statements inciting violence.

The three charges are a threat of harm, conspiracy to harm and rioting.

When he visited the CID headquarters on Monday, about 30 minutes of the audio was played for him to listen after which he was asked whether that was his voice but he refused to comment on the audio.

He was formally arrested and was charged accordingly with a threat of harm, conspiracy to harm and rioting and proceeded to write his statement.

After that, he was granted bail in the sum of Gh₡400,000 with two sureties.

The NDC blamed the president for instructing the CID to intimidate the NDC chair but Mujeeb denied the claims and insisted the CID was only carrying out a professional job.

”Are we now undermining the capacity and integrity of the police service? It is a professional body and so if they are doing their job, why are we reading political meaning into their work? We pay them with our tax payers money to do a professional job and so we do not have to tag them with political colours. I believe in Ghana first before any political party and so, if you do something against the laws of Ghana, I will not support you even if you are NPP. The police know their work and we must not tag them politically.”

He described the comments as conjuncture and speculations and has therefore challenged the NDC to provide evidence to prove otherwise.


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