Ofosu-Ampofo, Boahen trial adjourned to February 17

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The trial of Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and Anthony Kwaku Boahen, National Chairman and a Communication Director, respectively, of the National Democratic Congress, has been adjourned to February 17, 2022.

This is because some parties, including the defense counsel for Mr Boahen, are before other courts, the GNA learned.

The last prosecution witness is under cross-examination and can not be skipped. Mr Ofosu Ampofo and Mr Boahen are standing trial for conspiracy to cause harm.

Additionally, Mr Ofosu Ampofo is facing an assault charge for allegedly inciting NDC communicators against public officers – Chairpersons of the National Peace Council and Electoral Commission.

They have both denied the offences and are on a GH¢100,000.00 bail with a surety each.

The prosecution had earlier told the Court presided over by Justice Samuel K. Asiedu, a Court of Appeal Judge, with additional responsibility as a High Court Judge, that the accused persons had been captured in an audio recording of the proceedings of a meeting on February 3, 2019, planning a road-map of criminal activities targeted at the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) and the Chairman of the National Peace Council, among others.

The meeting was held after January 31, 2019, Ayawaso West-Wuogon by-election, which turned violent following a clash between some National Security operatives and supporters of the National Democratic Congress suspected to be vigilantes.

The audio recording was played on some radio stations and according to the prosecution, the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service later intercepted the tape.

The prosecution said Mr Boahen had confirmed being at the said meeting and confessed on a radio station that the information on the tape was true.

SourceGNA

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