Counsel for Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, National Chairman of the NDC, Lawyer Victor Kwadwogah Adawudu has disclosed that his client, will appear before the police CID today.
He says they were at the police headquarters yesterday to ascertain whether indeed the police has invited Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, he explained that they had information on social media and traditional media about a certain invitation by the police to their client and they could not tender their client without first confirming so from the police.
So we have received an official letter from the police inviting our client and that we will be there this morning to enquire from them the purpose of the invitation.
A planned meeting between the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and the police over the leaked audio failed to take place.
Accordind to sources, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo was yet to receive a formal invitation letter from the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) as of Thursday morning.
The CID had asked Mr Ofosu-Ampofo who has come under fire over comments he allegedly made in the secret recording to report at the headquarters at 10am on Thursday.
In interview with Peace FM’s reporter, Yaw Obeng Manu who was at the CID headquarters, journalists from various media houses waited at vantage points with their cameras to capture Mr Ofosu-Ampofo’s arrival at the CID headquarters on Thursday morning, but it never saw the light of day.
Operation vehicles of the Formed Police Unit (FPU) including water cannons were seen positioned at vantage points with police personnel in full gears ready for any operational duties at the entrance of the CID headquarters.
However, three hours after the scheduled meeting, there was still no show amidst suggestions that Mr Ofosu-Ampofo has decided not to honour the police invitation.
The police, in a statement issued last Wednesday afternoon, had said they had extended an invitation to Mr Ofosu-Ampofo to assist with investigations into a leaked audio recording with comments purported to have been made by him.
The recording was circulated on various media platforms, including social and traditional media.
By 8 a.m. yesterday, journalists and press photographers had taken positions at the Police Headquarters, eager to capture Mr Ofosu-Ampofo’s arrival and the ensuing proceedings.