NPP's Delta Force attacks court in Kumasi - Report

NPP's Delta Force attacks court in Kumasi - Report

Members of Delta Force, a vigilante group affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), have attacked a Kumasi circuit court and freed their members who were standing trial, understands.

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NPP's Delta Force attacks court in Kumasi - Report

National Security minister, Albert Kan Dapaah

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The court was hearing a case of assault and destruction of public property against 13 members of Delta Force when other members of the group stormed the facility and destroyed property.

They attempted to beat the trial judge before releasing their members and leaving the scene, according to a report by Accra-based Citi FM.

The 13 were standing trial for brutally assaulting the newly appointed Ashanti Regional security coordinator, George Adjei, on March 24 and throwing him out of his office.

The report said the trial judge, Mary Senkyire, had ruled that the 13 be remanded to appear before court on the 20th of April, 2017, but the Delta Force members in court rejected the ruling and proceeded to destroy court property.

The judge is said have been visibly shaken by the conduct of the group's members, who reportedly tried to brutalise her.

Only the timely intervention of the police who rushed her into her chambers saved her, the Citi FM report added.

Some of the Delta Force members who were on trial are: Salu Issakah, 33; Akwasi Owusu, 34; Kwabena Owusu, 46; Kofi Kyei, 40; Agya Boadu, 46; Salu Yussif, 35; Yussif Salu, 32 and Kwaku Awotwe, 40.

Others are: Kwadwo Fosu Bamba, Awal Sadat Abubakar, Abukakar Sidiq Abdul Hameed, Jamil Issah and Hamza Mohammed.

The development has provoked a firestorm of outrage and condemnation on social media, with many calling on the government to immediately arrest the perpetrators.

There have also been calls for president Nana Akufo-Addo to personally take action to rein in such vigilante groups.

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Source: Yen

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