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Prosecution witness in Ofosu Ampofo’s trial disowns statement

here was drama in the trial of the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, on Wednesday morning when a prosecution witness denied knowledge of a statement he had signed for the police.

Benjamin Osei Ampofo Adjei, a newscaster with Adom FM, was in court on Wednesday to testify on behalf of the prosecution, but he ended up denying the statement the prosecution said he made to buttress their case.

Ampofo although acknowledged his signature on the statement, he claimed he had no knowledge of the content, Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson reported from the court.

After many tussles by the defence and prosecution, the Accra High Court adopted the statement after the presiding judge, Justice Samuel Asiedu, ruled that as far as the witness had identified his signature on the statement, the statement was valid.

Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and Anthony Kweku Boahen, a Deputy Communication Officer of the NDC, are on trial over an alleged leaked tape in which they are accused of inciting violence against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, and the Chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante.

The two have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit assault against a public officer.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo has also pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault against a public officer.

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