A-G requests for dockets on eight Delta Force members

The Attorney-General (A-G) on Tuesday requested for duplicate case dockets on the eight members of Delta Force, pro-New Patriotic Party vigilante group, who allegedly raided a circuit court in Kumasi, resulting in the escape of 13 other members, who were standing trial.

Prosecutor, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Okyere Darko, told the Circuit Court 2 in Kumasi, presided by Ms Patricia Amponsah that the A-G wanted case dockets on the accused for study and prosecution advice.

The court adjourned the case to May 17, 2017.

The eight were on April 10 arraigned on charges of disturbing court session, resisting arrest and rescuing persons in lawful custody.

A bail application was turned down by the circuit court, but lawyers for the accused put forth another application before the Kumasi High Court, which granted bail to all the accused.

Members of the Delta Force in March assaulted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s newly-appointed Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Agyei, who they said did not contribute to the victory of the party, hence could not work with him.

The action was condemned and the police in the Ashanti Region arrested 13 members of the group, for masterminding the criminal act.

The suspects were subsequently arraigned on assault charges at a Kumasi circuit court, but some other members of the group, stormed the court, threatened the judge, caused destruction to property and freed the 13 accused.

Eight members of the group whose action led to the escape of the 13 were later arrested by the police.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of the 13 fugitives, but they surrendered to the police, and they were re-arrested,and convicted to a fine of GhC2,400 each, for escaping from court, while the assault case against them lingers.

 

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