Asiedu Nketiah
Asiedu Nketiah

The leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the rank and file of the party to remain calm following the arrest of the party’s chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.

The chairman was arrested by the Police Tuesday afternoon after he failed to respond to an invitation by the Police to answer to kidnapping charges leveled against him.

The Police arrested him with a court warrant.

In a statement the party said lawyers and party executives are working to ensure that the party chairman receives justice.

“The rank and file of our party as well as the generally public is informed that our national Chairman, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, on Tuesday afternoon tendered himself in to Police following an arrest warrant produced by the police.

“Consequently, the Police have proceeded to search the home of Mr. Ofosu Ampofo.

“The full complement of the Party’s legal team is in touch with the Police and is closely monitoring the situation. A team of senior party officials is also currently on standby at the Police Headquarters to attend to the situation. NDC members, supporters and the generally public are urged to remain calm and await information on any course of action the Party deems fit in the circumstances,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, party members have started massing up at the headquarters of the police over fears Mr. Ofosu Ampofo will be detained overnight.

Source: Ghana/