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Court adjourns Ofosu-Ampofo case to May 27

Commercial Court 1 Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Kwame Adibu has adjourned to 27 May 2019, the hearing of the ongoing case in which a leaked tape allegedly captured Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) giving his blessings to party communicators to attack the Electoral Commission Chairperson and the Chairman of the National Peace Council.

Deputy Communications Officer of the NDC, Mr Anthony Kweku Boahen is also standing trial as the second accused person.

The decision to adjourn the case was as a result of the inability of the Attorney General to file all the relevant documents ahead of time for the trial of the accused persons to proceed.

Meanwhile, a member of the legal team for the accused persons, Dr Dominic Ayeni, said they anticipated an adjournment following the late filing of documents by the Attorney General.

A leaked tape that surfaced a few months ago contained a voice which the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has identified as that of Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, inciting NDC communicators to go after the two personalities with insults.

The accused persons have, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to cause harm and assault against a public officer filed against them.