- Since the Delta 8 were discharged from police custody, there have been many calls to have them re-arrested and their case reopened.
- The PPP has called for strict sanctions on the individuals responsible for the release of the Delta 8
- They believe such actions should not be tolerated as it has lowered the authority of the court
The Progressive People's Party (PPP) has called for strict sanctions on the persons responsible for the discharge of the 8 members of the vigilante group, the Delta Force.
According to a Citi FM report, the executives of the party while addressing the press on Thursday at their Eastern Regional head office, stated the release of the Delta 8 undermines the rule of law and as such the individuals behind the decision must be punished.
The National chairman of the PPP, Dr. Nill Allotey Brew Hammond demanded the the Interior Minister, the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General to search their staff and find the responsible persons.
"We are struggling to believe how a State Attorney could arrive at such a conclusion when the jail break did not take place in a secluded area. Where in the world can a vigilante group besiege a court premise and take custody of accused persons in day light for investigators not to have evidence and the Attorney General to file nolle prosequi in the court. The world is not going to wait for us so we need to get serious in this country," the PPP chairman stated.
He further stated the action which has defied and lowered the authority of the court should not be tolerated and called on the Supreme Court to take action.
The 8 were among a group that had stormed the courthouse and interrupted the trial, freed their members and escaped with them.
The Minority in a press conference on Wednesday, demanded that the suspects be re-arrested, while alleging the actions of the Kumsi Circuit court was politically motivated.
However, the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid has said the government is unaware of such a decision, adding in a press statement that the office of the Attorney General is currently investigating the circumstances leading to the courts decision.
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