Following the arrest of the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, by security agencies after a discussion on UTV earlier on Monday morning, NDC activist Kofi Adoli, has alleged that the arrest is a ploy to take attention off allegations by social commentator Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor that key officials in the ruling NPP government are involved in a scandal involving the rehabilitation of the Koforidua Hospital at the cost of €70 million.
“Kevin Taylor has exposed a massive NPP rot involving €70million. The only way to kill that story is to arrest Sammy Gyamfi,” he alleged on social media.
Earlier this morning officials of the BNI arrested Mr Gyamfi on the UTV premises after he had been a panelist on a political discussion programme of the TV station.
Even though reasons for his arrest have not been made known, Mr Adoli believes that his arrest is to drown the brewing scandal involving a loan facility meant for rehabilitation of the Koforidua Hospital.
Mr Kevin Taylor has claimed that government officials promptly set up a company to benefit unduly from the award of contract of the hospital.
It is not clear if his latest arrest is in connection with a report lodged by a senior official at the presidency at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) about an alleged cyber crime last December.
The NDC National Executive had declined an invitation dated December 23, 2019 to the police about the matter in his response which read in part “In as much as we wish to honour your invitation due to the respect we have for your institution, our client instructs us that we cannot honour your invitation due to change in circumstances which are that our client has filed an Application for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights at the High Court in relation to the matter being handled by your office and an application for interlocutory injunction which have both been served on you.
The decision to turn down your invitation is purely on the grounds that honouring your invitation especially when we have misgivings and concerns about how the whole matter has been handled which are a threat to the constitutional rights of our client will not only prejudice the matters before the court but also have the potential to render such matters moot which we are not prepared to do so due to the respect we have for the judicial authority of the High Court which we are enjoined including your institution to do so by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.”
Source: Stephen Zoure || MyNewsGh.com