The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has secured a court order to confiscate the mobile phone of opposition National Democratic Congress National Communication Officer Sammy Gyamfi.
The CID sent out an invitation to him over alleged cybercrime details of which are yet to be fully clarified. It has however been revealed that an official at the seat of government Jubilee House lodged the complaint against him.
The official involved is alleged to be Nana Asante Bediatuo, whose mother, father, and sister’s pictures Sammy Gyamfi circulated months ago as part of the NDC’s exposé of cronyism under the Akufo-Addo government.
The real reason, however, is believed to be the circulation of a letter allegedly authored by Nana Asante Bediatuo on Osafo Maafo’s Kroll Associates “dubious” contract. Mr. Bediatuo is convinced the said fake letter emanated from the opposition firebrand communicator.
The confiscation of Sammy Gyamfi’s phone is likely to be interpreted as political witch-hunting using state security apparatus as Sammy Gyamfi has been a thorn in the flesh of government communication on the as no communicator on the government side is able to match him on TV or radio.
Already the NDC national chairman is on trial over a leaked tape.
Hundreds of possibly a thousand and more sympathizers of the opposition National Democratic Congress are set to march with firebrand National Communications Officer of the party over his invitation
The NDC has been circulating a message to its members to rally them at a meeting point to accompany Sammy Gyamfi to the CID quarters.
A message circulating read:
“Our dynamic National Communication Officer Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi will be at CID Hqs tomorrow Monday. As you may be aware, the corrupt Akufo Addo’s government continues to intimidate and harass innocent NDC members. There’s no communicator in the entire NPP who can march Sammy with intellect and communication skills, Akufo Addo reported Sammy to the CID over a useless allegation of supposed cybercrime. Let’s show solidarity to our young but excellent NCO. Let’s stand up to the oppressor. The march to flagstaff house starts now. All those who can join at the CID Hq please join. Let’s stand up to evil, wicked and corrupt Akufo Addo’s govt. God is on the side of truth.”