The National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, was yesterday granted police enquiry after his arrest by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
Mr. Gyamfi was in police custody for four hours until he was finally granted bail.
He was not charged but cautioned on the offences of possession of forged documents and publication of false news with the intent to cause fear and alarm, contrary to sections 166 and 208 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29), respectively.
He was, however, granted bail with two sureties and he is to report himself at the CID Headquarters once every week to assist in investigations.
His phones were seized by the police after interrogation, while his statement was taken and two leading members of the party, Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah and Mr Ras Mubarak served as sureties.
The Chairman of the NDC, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, together with the legal team of the party including Mr Tony Lithur, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah Opong, Mr Dominic Ayini, Mrs Joyce Bawa Mogtari and Mr Abraham Amaliba, as well as some NDC stalwarts, was at the CID Headquarters to work on his release.
Sammy Gyamfi spoke after his release
In his interaction with the media after he was granted bail, the outspoken NDC communicator said the office of the president (Jubilee House) was the mastermind of his arrest.
He told the media he wasn’t a criminal and cannot be silenced by the intimidation of the government.
“I’m not a criminal…I have never committed a crime; no amount of concocted and fabricated stories from the Flagstaff House can intimidate me or silence me”