Having spent some hours in the custody of the police, the National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has spoken about his ordeal.
Sammy Gyamfi said he was chatting with a group of journalists after a programme on UTV when the plain cloth security officers accosted him and took him to the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters in Accra.
Even when he decided to speak to his driver, the outspoken NDC man said the police physically prevented him and even tried to snatch his mobile phone.
“They prevented me from speaking to my driver and tried to forcibly take my phone but I held on to it,” he said in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Monday.
Mr Gyamfi has been charged for possession of forged documents and publication of false news with intent to cause fear and alarm. It follows a complaint filed by Executive Secretary of the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo.
He was subsequently granted bail after some party bigwigs and lawyers stormed the CID headquarters to support him.
Narrating his ordeal on Ekosii Sen, monitored by Adomonline.com, Mr Gyamfi accused the police of engaging in an illegality.
He explained that, the police consistently demanded he gave them his phone though they didn’t show him any search warrant.
“Upon their insistence, I reluctantly against my will gave them my phone,” he added.
The NDC National Communications Officer said but for the intervention of his lawyers, his situation would have been worse.
Mr Gyamfi stressed that no amount of harassment and intimidation from the government will cow him into submission.
“Everyone should be calm; I’m happier today because I Sammy Gyamfi have never committed a crime and will never commit any crime,” he added.