Seems like a lot of President Akufo-Addo’s committment to the ‘rule of law’ is nothing but lip service, as the Delta Force members who rushed a Kumasi court to aid the escape of their fellow members are walking off scot-free.
Invading a court in the full glare of a judge and police officers seems like an open and shut case, but not according to our Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo.
In court today (Wednesday), the case was dismissed by the trial judge after the prosecution said the Attorney General’s office had advised the police to drop the case.
According to Graphic Online:
The prosecution told the Kumasi Circuit Court that the Attorney General’s Department has advised the police to drop the charges against the eight accused persons.
“This was because, the AG after examining the docket concluded that there was no evidence to prosecute the case.
“Consequently, the court presided over by Patricia Amponsah discharged the accused persons and struck out the case.
“The accused persons had pleaded not guilty and were already on bail.”
The Delta Force 8 were arrested in March after they stormed a Kumasi Circuit Court to aid the escape of their fellow members who had earlier been arrested for brutalising the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Office.
During the appearance in court of the first batch of Delta force members, the second group stormed the court, allegedly nearly assaulting the trial judge as they aided their colleague’s escape.
The 13 later turned themselves in, whilst the 8 were separately arrested later.