The Ghana Police have withdrawn a criminal case against the National Vice Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Said Sinare.
The prosecutor, Seargent Thomas Safo, told the Kaneshie District Court Thursday that the prosecution wanted to withdraw the case upon “further development in the matter”.
The court, presided over by Ms Ama Adomako Kwakye, acceded to the request and discharged the NDC Vice Chairman.
Alhaji Sinare and one Tahiru Ahmed were charged with conspiracy to commit crime and possession of firearms without lawful authority.
Said Sinare was invited by the police after the NDC Constituency Chairman for Ayawaso North, Ahmed Tahiru reportedly confessed to the police that Sinare had supplied guns to some youth to cause chaos during the upcoming December 7 general elections.
It is not clear whether or not the police have completely closed the case against Alhaji Sinare, and if he might be invited again for new charges to be preferred against him.
His lawyer, Mr Abraham Amaliba, told journalists after the proceedings that the action by the police meant that his client was now “free”.
“The charges that were brought to court were not well founded and that was why the prosecution withdrew it. I can tell you that Alhaji Sinare is now a free man,” he said.
Many supporters of the NDC descended on the court premises to support their National Vice Chairman.
They chanted party songs and called for his release.