The Ghana Bar Association has expressed shock and surprise at the invasion of a Kumasi Circuit court by members of the vigilante group Delta Force.
Some members of Delta Force, a vigilante group affiliated to the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti region Thursday morning stormed a Kumasi Circuit Court to free 13 of their members who were facing charges for causing mayhem at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.
According to information gathered by Starrfmonline.com, the irate group destroyed court properties and freed the suspects in the process.
The 13 members were detained in connection with attacking the Regional Security Coordinator.
The marauding group also attacked the presiding judge who had earlier ruled that the suspects be remanded to appear before court on April 20, 2017.
Reacting to the development, the GBA in a statement signed by its President Benson Nustukpui, said they are horrified and shocked by the impetus of the group.
“The Ghana Bar Association is shocked and horrified at the news item and video recordings which have gone viral alleging that members of the supposed ‘Delta Force’ have attacked the Circuit court in Kumasi earlier today after the Circuit Court, presided over by Her Honour Mary Senkyere, had reportedly ordered the thirteen (13) persons who were charged with the offence on conspiracy to commit crime, assault on a public officer, causing unlawful damage and preventing a public officer from doing his lawful duty, to be remanded in custody and re-appear on the 20th day of April 2017.
“The GBA condemns in no uncertain terms this blatant disregard for the orders of a duly constituted court of law and attack on the judge in the discharge of her lawful duties. This is an affront to the independence of the Judiciary and an attack on the rule of law.”