The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Agona West constituency, Paul Ofori-Amoah, has been charged with preparation to commit murder and abetment to commit murder by the Agona Swedru Divisional Police Command.
His four accomplices, Saddick Abubakar, Gordon Kunya, Isaac Addae and Fatau Dauda were also charged with same offense.
Mr. Ofori-Amoah was on Monday, October 19, 2020, again invited and detained by the Police to assist in their investigations over alleged plot to assassinate the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison.
The Agona West NDC parliamentary candidate in his caution statement admitted issuing the two open cheques in the sum of GH₵5,000.00 each, found on the gang of four when they were arrested at the Elohim Hotel in Agona Swedru on Saturday, October 18, 2020.
He has since been bailed.
The Agona Swedru Divisional Police Command on Saturday evening arrested a gang of four at the Elohim Hotel in Agona Swedru when they were in high spirit allegedly hatching a plot to kill the Hon. Mamle Morrison, who is also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for the area.
Two open cheques, a knife, cutlass, lighter and two packets of Razzler were found on the gang of four when a search was conducted in their hotel rooms.
The gang of four during interrogation, mentioned Mr. Ofori-Amoah as the person who allegedly hired their services and brought them to the Elohim Hotel, Agona Swedru.
The NDC parliamentary candidate who booked the hotel rooms for the armed men and was therefore considered an accomplice.
The Public Relations Officer of the Central Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ms. Irene Oppong, briefing the press over the matter, said the Police had picked the cheques belonging to NDC parliamentary candidate at the hotel where the gang of four were arrested.
She said the incumbent MP. Hon. Mamle Morrison, had herself made a complaint about the alleged murder plot on her life.
Meanwhile, a Cape Coast Circuit Court presided over by Mrs. Dorinda Smith Arthur, has on Monday, October 19, 2020, remanded the gang of four suspects in police custody when they appeared before the court. They are expected to return on Friday, October 3, 2020.