Sammy Gyamfi

Police details reasons for Sammy Gyamfi’s arrest

National Communication officer for the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Gyamfi, has been picked up by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police service.

He was picked up shortly after his show on UTV’s Adekye Nsroma has ended and he was on his way to board his car.

Some men who introduced themselves to be from the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police service  arrested the NDC stalwart.

Sammy Gyamfi

They came with a Toyota Land Cruiser and one pickup vehicle with registration number VRV4780-12.

Speaking to Peace FM’s midday news team, a correspondent of the station at the Police Headquarters where Sammy Gyamfi is held captive, indicated that his (Sammy Gyamfi) arrest is linked to a cyber crime compliant lodged against the NDC Communicator by the Jubilee House.

His lawyers and the National Chairman of the NDC, Ofosu Ampofo are currently with him to find out why he has been picked.

Background

Some few months ago, the Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, refused to honour an invitation by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

This was after he sued the police from examining his phone records and gaining access to his Facebook account.

The Communications Officer, in a letter from his lawyers to the CID dated December 23, said honouring the invitation could prejudice the court case.

Explaining his stance in a letter, Mr Gyamfi argues that the decision to turn down the invitation is pure because honouring the invitation, especially when there are misgivings and concerns about how the whole matter threatens his constitutional rights.

This, according to him will not only prejudice the matters before the court but also have the potential to render such matters moot.

Mr Gyamfi explained he was first invited to the CID over his alleged involvement in forgery and attempts to spread false information to cause fear and panic.

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