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The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Hon. Sam Pyne has blamed the Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for the upsurge in robbery cases in the region.
Speaking as a guest panel member on Kumasi-based Pure FM’s ‘Pure Morning Drive’ monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the NPP scribe told sit-in-host, Nana Kwame Adjei Bohyen that he suspects Mr. Ofosu Ampofo to be the brain behind the recorded cases of violence and armed robbery cases in the region as he claims the latter has been heard on a leaked-tape professing ‘various kidnapping and other insecurity strategies’ to capture power for his party for which he is standing trial for.
“Kwame, I can tell you on authority that President Akufo-Addo and his authorities are on top of security cases in Ghana doing everything possible to make sure that we are all safe.
I will plead on Ghanaians to also help in volunteering information to the Police and the security agencies so we can arrest and put a stop to the activities of these hoodlums but one thing I’m confident of is, I suspect Ofosu Ampofo to be behind all these insecurity cases in the region.
He is the one that was caught on tape saying he will kidnap people and other evil strategies in the lead up to the elections so why can’t he be responsible for the pockets of insecurity cases recorded here. He needs to be blamed. “ He said in Pure FM.
National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and Kweku Boahen (a director of communications of the same party) are standing trial for conspiracy to cause harm.
They have both denied the offences and been granted a GH¢100,000.00 bail with a surety each.
According to the Prosecution, the accused 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 followed 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 tape was played on some radio stations and according to the Prosecution, the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service intercepted it.
The Prosecution said, Mr Boahen had confirmed being at the said meeting and also confessed on a radio station that the information on the tape was true.
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