Ofosu Ampofo NDC
Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, NDC chairman

The Police Headquarters is buzzing with unusual activity as chairman of Ghana’s biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ofosu Ampofo has been arrested by the police.

Mr Ampofo was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Accra with a search conducted in his house as part of police investigations, Adomonline.com can confirm.

Even though the police have not made any statement on the arrest, adomonline.com sources say it is in connection with the recent kidnappings in Ghana.

Readers may recall that Mr Ofosu-Ampofo had refused to honour an invitation extended to him by the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to assist in investigations into the recent spate of kidnappings and arson in Ghana.

A suspect is reported to have accused the NDC chairman of being behind the crimes, a situation which informed the police to invite him for questioning.

When Ofosu-Ampofo refused to report to the police, they subsequently went to court to obtain an arrest warrant.

The NDC on Monday said it had gathered the information that government was working to get Ofosu-Ampofo arrested as part of a “ploy aimed at lowering him in the esteem of Ghanaians.”

Consequently, the party through a statement issued by Kakra Essamuah, its Director of Communications urged its supporters to expect the arrest.

Meanwhile, some NDC party members have gathered at the police headquarters, waiting for Ofosu-Ampofo’s return to the CID headquarters after the police have searched his house.

Source: Adomonline.com with files from graphic.com.gh