- Chairman Wontumi has criticized the Minority's outrage over the release of 8 Delta Force members
- He said the AG's decision is legal in the face of the law
- He stated he fully supports the Delta Force and dared the Minority to take whatever action which suited them
Bernard Antwi Boasiako, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has called the Minority in Parliament 'hypocrites' for demanding the re-arrest of the 8 Delta Force members who were freed of their charges on Wednesday.
YEN gathered Chairman Wontumi as he is popularly called, was happy about the development of the case, as he believed the 8 suspects were not guilty of the charges against them.
He argued that the release of the Delta 8 should in no way be compared to the Montie 3 saga of 2016, while maintaining he fully supported the group.
Speaking on NEAT FM, Chairman Wontumi said the Attorney General's decision followed the due process of the law and dared the Minority to take whatever action they pleased.
"The AG has spoken and so I urge the minority NDC especially Haruna Iddrisu to shut up and stop being a hypocrite. It is my hope that the other members who are facing other charges will also be freed," he said.
Chairman Wontumi was responding to the Minority's call on President Akufo-Addo to overturn the Kumasi Circuit Court's decision to discharge the 8 Delta Force members suspected of disrupting the trial of the 13 counterparts in a previous case.
In a statement signed by the Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu, they [the Minority] found it “very bizarre that the AG, Ms Gloria Akuffo, who assured the entire citizens of her commitment to fairness and strict adherence to ethical principles will claim that in doing this and exercising her constitutional discretion on grounds that there was lack of evidence. Even on Facebook, even on Twitter and those of you who do social media, some evidence is available and some evidence can be made available and some evidence can be found so we are encouraging them to gather good enough evidence.”
According to the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, the Attorney General's office was currently investigating the facts of the case and the reasons for the dropped charges.
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