Delta 8 discharge ‘not surprising’: Adams
Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) National Organiser Kofi Adams has said that the discharge of some eight members of vigilante group Delta Force by a Kumasi court on Wednesday was no surprise.
He expressed the view that there were clear signs the government would not pursue the case to its logical conclusion.
A Kumasi Circuit Court struck out the case against the eight persons who aided the escape of the 13 Delta Force members arrested for assaulting the security coordinator of the Ashanti Region, George Agyei.
The court, presided over by Her Honour Patricia Amponsah, discontinued the case on Wednesday May 17 because the prosecution lacked evidence against the accused.
The eight were charged with causing disturbances in court, resisting arrest, and rescuing persons in lawful custody.
According to the prosecutor, ACP Okyere Darko, the police did not have enough evidence to support the charges levelled against the accused persons.
Mr Adams, commenting on the issue, recalled a denial by the presidency after members of another NPP-affiliated vigilante group, Invincible Forces, assaulted a police officer at the Flagstaff House shortly after the president’s inauguration until video evidence surfaced.
He further explained that a leader of the Delta Force had earlier granted an interview to the media stating that the leadership of the NPP had told them that the court appearance of the 13 Delta Force members who assaulted the security coordinator was just a formality and that they would be freed.
Mr Adams told host Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong (KABA) on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Wednesday, May 17 that the actions of the NPP leadership had “embarrassed friends” of the governing party like Kweku Baako, the Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide.
For him, the Attorney General has done a poor job and “must go and do a better job”.