Audio recording of Ofosu-Ampofo a breach of privacy – Tony Lithur tells court

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Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, NDC chairman (2nd R)

Lawyers for National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu- Ampofo are urging an Accra High Court to strike out an audio recording presented as evidence of crime against him.

His lawyers in the application in the court, presided over by Justice Samuel Asiedu, said Mr Ofosu-Ampofo’s right to privacy has been breached.

Lead Counsel for Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, Tony Lithur on Thursday informed the court that the case at the Court of Appeal will be heard on October 23 and therefore urged the court to put proceedings on hold.

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He further reminded the court of his application challenging how the audio evidence was procured.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo and the party’s Deputy Communications Officer, Anthony Kwaku Boahen, are facing three charges over an alleged leaked audio detailing the strategy the NDC intends to use for the 2020 elections.

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The content of the audio included kidnapping of family members of political opponents and security operatives.

They have also filed another application at the
Court of Appeal to halt the on-going trial at the High Court.

They are also seeking to overturn Justice Asiedu’s decision that the charges against Mr Ofosu-Ampofo hold despite a push by his lawyers in June 2019 that it should be struck out. 

Source: Ghana|Joy News|Joseph Ackah-Blay

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