The Commercial Division of the Accra High court has granted bail to the national chairman of the National Democratic Congress Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo in the sum of GHc100, 000.
A deputy national communication director Kweku Boahen has also been granted bail in the same sum and both are also to produce one surety each.
The Accra Commercial Court 5 has adjourned the case to Monday 6th May, 2019. The court directed the attorney general to submit to the accused all statements, the said audio and the charge sheet.
Mahama, others in court
Former president John Mahama and other top executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were in court to back the two.
The two are facing charges of conspiracy to cause harm and assault against a public officer following a leaked tape during a meeting of party officials.
Mr. Ampofo has denied the voice on the leaked tape is his. A voice on the leaked tape told party communicators that “we’re going to take her [EC boss] to the cleaners.”
“As for the EC chair, we must wage a relentless war on this EC chair. Me, she doesn’t want to see my face,” Ofosu-Ampofo allegedly said at the meeting which took place after the Ayawaso by-election.
As part of strategic communication plans for the NDC going into the 2020 elections, Ofosu-Ampofo allegedly gave his blessings for the communicators to verbally attack the Peace Council chairman Professor Emmanuel Asante.
Mr. Ampofo was initially invited by the CID for investigations and was granted GHC40,000 bail with two sureties.