'We must wage war against EC chair' - Court listens to Ofosu-Ampofo audio leak

The Accra High Court has admitted the audio as evidence

'We must wage war against EC chair' - Court listens to Ofosu-Ampofo audio leak
Ofosu Ampofo

The Chairman of the opposition NDC , Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, in a leaked audio tape was captured waging a war against the EC boss Jean Mensa.

In a two-hour audio tape, the NDC National Chairman is purportedly heard inciting other party communicators to take action against the EC chair, as they had gathered to talk about happenings surrounding the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence.

“We must wage against the Electoral Commission’s Chairperson [Jean Mensah]. With me, she doesn’t even want to see my face, we went to the office and she told us it was our usual tactics that caused the violence.

“We will target some people and we will let them know their lives are in danger. When it comes to this game we are better than them. We should not spare the Civil Society Organisations and religious leaders, especially the Peace Council Chair.

“We are not joking, we want to assure you that we will sit with the leaders and come up with a security plan,” Ofosu Ampofo said in the leaked tape as quoted by 'theghanareport'.

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Some notable personalities identified in the tape was the Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu, the party’s National Communication Officer Sammy Gyamfi and the deputy General Secretary Barbara Asamoah.

At the last court sitting, it was revealed that the controversial tape where the NDC Chairman is alleged to have used unruly words was sent to Israel for forensic examination.

A police investigator with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Bernard Berko who testified against the NDC politician, revealed this during his examination.

The Accra High Court has since admitted the audio as evidence, but not without strong opposition from the defence counsel.

Mr Ampofo’s defence counsel, Tony Lithur had argued that it was a violation of privacy for the accused to have been recorded without his permission.