Private legal practitioner, lawyer Maurice Ampaw, has slammed lawyers who have suggested the charges against National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, will not wash in court.
The lawyer told Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm the charges against the political leader, were in the right direction following his irresponsible comments.
The police CID has officially charged Ofosu Ampofo.
He was charged with two other executives of the NDC – Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer, and his deputy, Kwaku Boahen.
The three individuals have been charged with “conspiracy to commit a crime with kidnapping intent, and conspiracy to commit a crime with a threat of harm”.
The public relations officer of the Police CID, DSP Juliana Obeng, reportedly disclosed this.
The three, following the charge, have been thus asked to stop reporting themselves to the CID as was the initial agreement for a probe into their case.
Some lawyers including lawyer Yaw Darkwah believes the police is on a wild goose chase over the matter because it will amount to nothing.
Yaw Darkwah who is a criminal lawyer said the difficulty that may arise for the police would be the onus to “prove beyond reasonable doubt that indeed, the NDC Chairman had intended to carry out the plot”.
Lawyer Yaw Darkwah said the Attorney General will find it very difficult to prove its case based on the leaked tape.
Rather, the Criminal lawyer suggested, the police should have charged Mr Ampofo with a public order offence like an incitement of violence where it would be easier to get a conviction
But Maurice Ampaw says the three must be ready to go to court and defend themselves because the charges against them are of essence.
He quizzed if the lawyers making such baseless claims have any evidence adding, ‘’such lawyers lack the rudiments of what it takes to make such arguments. What necessitated such unfounded claims? Such lawyers are half baked.”
In his view, the three maybe sentenced to a maximum of 10 years imprisonment.