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8 Delta Force members to face court today

Eight members of the dreaded vigilante group, Delta Force, who raided a circuit court in Kumasi to free 13 of their members will be arraigned before the court today, has gathered.

Some members of Delta Force, a vigilante group affiliated to the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti region last week Thursday stormed a Kumasi Circuit Court to free 13 of their members who were facing charges for causing mayhem at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.

The irate group destroyed court properties and freed the suspects in the process.

The 13 members were detained in connection with the attack on the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator.

The presiding judge had earlier ruled that the suspects be remanded to appear before court on April 20, 2017.

The Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana has described the attack on the as “primitive and criminal”.

President of the Association , Justice Victor Ofoe, who is a court of Appeals judge, said the attack has reinforced the need for a security review of all court premises across the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, the judge said moves are underway to declare all courthouses across the country flash points in order for an enhanced security protection.

Also, a former presidential staffer, Dr. Clement Apaak has said the incident as an indictment on the democratic credentials of President Akufo-Addo.
The invasion of the court presided by Mary Senkyire came barely a week after the president pledged to crack down on vigilantism when he visited the Ashanti region.

This, according to Dr. Apaak who is also the Member of Parliament for Builsa North, is an “indictment on all of us…but particularly government and a slap in the face of the president.”




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