Kennedy Agyapong, the member of parliament for Assin Central, has changed his tune on Delta Force and has condemned the group, days after President Nana Akufo-Addo snubbed him and sanctioned the arrest of members of the group.
The group had attacked the Ashanti Regional security coordinator, Mr George Agyei, and thrown him out of his office, provoking outrage among members of the public and calls for the arrest of its members.
But Agyapong threatened to embark on demonstration if members of the Delta Force, who he said helped the NPP win power, were arrested by law enforcement agencies.
"Anyone should dare and put any of the Delta Force guys on trial. I would personally lead demonstrations against the NPP and Kan Dapaah. Nana Addo didn’t win easily; we fought and these boys were at the war front when they were fighting,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, however ignored his threats and gave his blessing to police to punish the group.
He, during a recent visit to Kumasi, assured the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, of his commitment to punishing the group, saying: "I will not ignore such issues. The law applies to everyone in Ghana. I know it is of concern to you, but do not worry; we will ensure that everything is resolved.”
The police subsequently effected the arrest of 13 Delta Force members and put them on trial.
He said they had gone too far by taking the law into their own hands, adding that they had destroyed the goodwill he used to have for them.
The MP urged them to surrender to the police and let the law take its course.
“They have gone overboard; they cannot take the law into their hands. I am not going to support them again.
“I am appealing to them to surrender and go and do their time on remand in prison custody. I am a truthful person and don’t tolerate nonsense. I’m not going to support them again. This is a jail break which cannot be condoned in the government of Nana Akufo-Addo, who is law abiding,” he said.
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