An activist of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dela Coffie has turned himself in at the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).
He availed himself on Monday June 6 after the Special Prosecutor on Friday June 3 caused the issuance of a warrant of his arrest.
This was announced by the OSP in a statement on Monday.
Update: Dela Coffie arrested. pic.twitter.com/wZv4JeuPKt— Office of the Special Prosecutor (@ospghana) June 6, 2022
Dela Coffie was charged with corruption and corruption-related offences and forgery of official document.
He reacted to the news saying in a Facebook post on Friday that “my attention has been drawn to a warrant of arrest issued by Special Prosecutor against my person.
“Preliminarily, I want to state that I am available right here in Ghana and will submit myself to any queries of law enforcement agencies as I have nothing to hide. As regards context, my understanding is that the Special Prosecutor is linking me to a petitioner, who has lodged a petition before his office against former Minister Atta Akyea.
“However, let me state that the recklessness with which the Special Prosecutor will jump to issue an arrest warrant without any recourse to me as rules of engagement injunct his office to do, will be subjected to appropriate judicial review. My lawyers have taken the matter up and we will deal with the issues head-on.
“Dela Coffie is a law-abiding citizen and ready to fight any concocted allegations geared towards tarnishing my image in the estimation of right-thinking members of society.”
Source: Laud Nartey|3News.com|Ghana