Ofosu-Ampofo’s trial adjourned, pending stay of proceedings

Ofosu-Ampofo's trial adjourned, pending stay of proceedings
Mr Sammuel Ofosu-Ampofo

The defence counsel for Mr Sammuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Tony Lithur, informed the that they had filed an application at the Court of Appeal and were awaiting direction on May 10, 2023.

However, the Court and Prosecution said they did not have copies of the application to that effect.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mrs Yvonne Attakorah Obuobisa, stated that they only had the appeal proper and fixes for May 10, 2023, and had not received the records for the appeal proper.

Mr Boahen, the second accused person, has indicated that he was filing an appeal against the ruling on the submission of no case.

Dr Aziz Bamba, defence counsel for Mr Boahen, confirmed that they had filed a fiat, adding that they were surprised the prosecution was not served.

The Court presided over by Justice Samuel K. Asiedu said that it was ready, especially since Tony Lithur filed witness statements.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo and Mr Boahen have been charged with threatening to cause harm to public officers, and they have since been granted bail.

The facts of the prosecution are that following the by-election, which was characterized by violence on January 31, 2019, Ofosu Ampofo met with some communicators on February 3, 2019.

At the said meeting, it is alleged that Ofosu Ampofo and Boahen mapped out a strategy of criminal activities, including violence against the (EC) Chairperson, Mrs , and Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chairman of the .

It is said that an audio recording of the said meeting was leaked, and the Criminal Investigations Department commenced an investigation over the comments made in the said tape.

On February 20, 2019, Boahen confirmed his participation in the meeting and also revealed that the leaked audio recording was a true reflection of what had transpired on the February 3, 2019 meeting.

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