The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Parliamentary candidate for Agona West, Paul Ofori-Amoah, has been hit hard with new police charges following alleged plot to assassinate the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison.
Ofori-Amoah, according to the police, has been charged with aiding and abetment of activities of political party vigilantes.
He had earlier been charged with preparation to commit murder and abetment to commit murder after claims that he allegedly hired thugs to assassinate Cynthia Morrison who is also the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West Constituency.
These charges, politicoghana.com understands, have been dropped, with the new charges brought against the NDC parliamentary candidate who is standing trial at a Cape Coast Circuit Court after admitting to signing and giving two open cheques to the alleged thugs who he describes as his boys whom he contracted to protect him.
Mrs. Morrison had made a formal complaint to the police about four men who were arrested at a hotel in Agona Swedru who said they had plotted to kill her.
The four identified as Saddick Abubakar, Gordon Kunya, Isaac Addea and Dauda Fatau were cautioned on preparation to commit murder and carrying offensive weapons.
The Central Regional Police Command subsequently invited Mr. Amoah in connection with the alleged plot.