Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), has been released.
On Wednesday, January 10, the Special Prosecutor detained Mr. Ofosu Nkansah, who is running for the Asante Akim Central parliamentary seat against Anyimadu Antwi, the incumbent, for allegedly giving money to delegates prior to the NPP Parliamentary primaries.
The Special Prosecutor was notified of the money distribution report by Mr. Anyimadu Antwi, Nkansah’s political opponent, according to Felix Amakye, the constituency secretary for the New Patriotic Party in Asante Akim Central, during an interview on Citi FM.
In contrast to the charge, Kwame Anyimadu Antwi, the Asante Akim Central Member of Parliament, denied knowing about the arrest in an interview with Citi News.
“I have no clue about what the secretary is alleging and it is about time for us to do the elections and the primaries are still around the corner and this is not a do-or-die affair. The secretary has taken sides with one of the contenders and has been speaking passionately and there is pain in the constituency speaking to delegates.
“If you are talking about reporting anybody to the OSP, I have no idea, but he [ Felix Amakye] is on record saying that my preferred candidate has been paying GH¢500,000 and promised to pay GH¢1 million to people and he said these things on Facebook.”