Sammy Gyamfi’s arrest not politically motivated - Presidency
The Office of the President has described as “erroneous”, claims that the arrest of the Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is politically motivated.
According to the Presidency the arrest of the NDC spokesperson which followed a complaint by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, is not borne out of revenge and/or malice as some social media commentary suggests.
“The complaint was lodged with the CID on 28th November 2019, following the publication and dissemination of a forged memo purportedly signed by the Secretary to the President, seeking to direct the Chief of Staff to convene a Cabinet meeting. The forged document was published, with extra commentary, on the Facebook page/account of Sammy Gyamfi,” it explained.
Mr. Gyamfi was picked up by personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service, on the premises of Tesano-based Despite Group Monday morning, soon after he participated in a live discussion on UTV.He has been accused of forgery and publication of false information targeted at tarnishing the image of the Akufo-Addo government.
In a statement copied, the Commutations Directorate of the Presidency on Friday, January 31, has advised the public against hindering the work of the police by “making all sorts of unwarranted and baseless suggestions.”