The largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has confirmed that it's National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, is in the grips of the security agencies.
A statement issued by NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, said the National Chairman "tendered himself in to the office", afterwhich the security officials "proceeded to search" his house.
The statement urged NDC members, supporters and the generally public "to remain calm and await information on any course of action the Party deems fit."
Read the full statement below:
HOLDING STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF OUR NATIONAL CHAIRMAN
The rank and file of our party as well as the general 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
JOHNSON ASIEDU NKETIA
TUESDAY, 11TH JUNE 2019