The National Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has been granted bail.
Sammy Gyamfi was picked up at the premises of UTV at Abeka Junction in Accra earlier today, Monday, January 27, 2020.
He was arrested in connection with his alleged involvement in forgery and attempts to spread false information to cause fear and panic in the country.
Scores of supporters of the NDC besieged the headquarters of the Ghana Police Service over his arrest to show solidarity.
Sammy Gyamfi dishonours CID invitation
Sammy Gyamfi earlier turned down an invitation by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after he sued to stop the police from examining his phone records and gaining access to his Facebook account.
This was after he filed the lawsuit at the Accra High Court, demanding an injunction on an earlier court warrant by the Kaneshie District Court for the seizure of his electronic gadgets.
He argued in the suit that the police “failed to establish any legal basis to have access to the Applicant’s phone records when it failed to show any probable cause that the Applicant has or is about to commit the alleged crime to justify the revocation of the Applicant’s right to privacy and the protection of same.”
He also said the police are yet to provide the document he allegedly forged “and any evidence of the said forgery.”
The forgery claims are said to have been made by the Jubilee House.
However, Mr. Gyamfi noted that the claims have not been attributed to any particular individual at the Jubilee House.