Sammy Gyamfi granted bail; charged

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has been granted a police inquiry bail after he was picked up by police on Monday morning.

Mr Gyamfi was arrested for failing to honour a police invitation in December last year in ongoing cybercrime investigations.

In December 2019, Mr Gyamfi sued the police from examining his phone records and gaining access to his Facebook account.

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He has been charged with causing fear and panic, Communications Director of NDC, Kakra Essuman told the media.

The vociferous member of the NDC, Mr Gyamfi was picked up by some men believed to be from the police CID at the premises of Accra based UTV early Monday morning after he appeared on the station’s morning show as a panellist.

Peacefmonline reported that the NDC National Communications Officer was whisked away in a white pick-up vehicle with registration number VR 4870 – 12.

According to the news portal, just as Gyamfi was making his way to board his vehicle after the television programme, the plain-clothed men approached him, produced a warrant and took him away to the police CID headquarters.

After hours of subjecting him to interrogation, Sammy Gyamfi was granted bail.

Several party supporters including party executives thronged the premises of the CID Headquarters to show solidarity with him.

He is expected to return to the police CID on Monday.

Mr Gyamfi is the second NDC National Executive in trouble with the law.  In April 2019, the National Chairman of the party was charged with crimes including conspiracy to cause harm and assault on a public officer.

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Source The Ghana Report/Sefanam Agbobli

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