The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has been released.

He was arrested by the police Tuesday evening after failing to honour an invitation by to report to the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)

The purpose was for him to assist in investigations into the recent spate ofkidnappings and arson in the country.

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According to the correspondence inviting him, a suspect accused him of being behind the kidnappings in the country, a situation which informed the police to invite him to assist with their investigations.

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But the Chairman declined the invitation. His lawyers described the invitation as “political harassment” and “intimidation.”

On Monday, a warrant was issued for Mr Ampofo’s arrest but members of his party have vowed to support their Chairman and will resist any attempts to arrest him.

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The Chairman is to report to the police headquarters on Thursday, June 13.

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