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[ 2017-05-18 ]

The Delta Force members who alleged raided a Kumasi Circuit court were set free

Order for our re-arrest and we’ll meet you in court – Delta Force 8 to A-G
The eight members of the vigilante group, Delta
Force, who were freed by a Kumasi High Court for
lack of evidence, are daring the Attorney-General
(A-G) to order for their re-arrest, stressing that
they are ever ready to meet her in court.

According to the group, though they have been
discharged in a case the A-G ordered for its
discontinuation (nolle prosequi), they will not
hesitate to submit themselves for trial should
there be a change of mind from the country’s
number legal advisor.

“If they want to re-open the case, we are ready
for them,” Lawyer for the group, Matthew Appiah,
told Akwasi Nsiah on Si Me So on Kasapa 102.5 FM
in an interview some few hours after their release
by the Kumasi High Court on Wednesday, May 17,
2017.

The Attorney General, Ms. Gloria Akufo, in a
statement issued on her behalf by the Ministry of
Information denied ordering for the
discontinuation of the case involving the Delta
Force eight members who were standing trial for
conspiracy to commit crime, assault on public
officer among other charges.

She has therefore ordered investigations into the
circumstances under which the Principal State
Attorney in Kumasi entered a nolle prosequi and
got the eight suspects discharged for lack of
evidence.

“Preliminary investigations suggest that decision
was taken without recourse even to the Director of
Public Prosecution and may amount to breach of
internal procedures,” the statement in part read.

Her comments came in the wake of public uproar
over the handling of the case by the Attorney
General’s Department in Kumasi.

The 8 suspects Abass Caesar, Samuel Yeboah,
Ebenezer Opoku, Kofi Fosu, Christian Anokye, Kwame
Frempong, Eric Kusi and Abdul Suleman Odudu were
freed because the prosecution does not have
evidence to prove its case of assault on a public
officer and three other charges leveled against
them.

But lawyer for the accused persons commenting
further expressed the belief that the probability
to re-open the case is very slim looking at the
advice the A-G gave on the matter.

“The advice from the A-G indicates that my clients
were not the people that banged into the court
room and tried freeing the Delta Force 13.In law
when you are acquitted and discharged, it means
you cannot be prosecuted again for same offense.
But in this case because they (Delta Force 8) were
not trialed but discharged and so if the A-G will
come again and advice that they should be trialed
because there is a new evidence to do so, it is
within her right. But I am foreseeing that the A-G
having authorized her representative in the region
to discontinue the case will not come again and
say that I have rescinded my decision. We know
that there is no evidence against my client,”
noted Lawyer Matthew Appiah.

He added, “The advice from the A-G indicates that
my clients were not the people that entered the
court room and tried freeing the Delta Force 13.
If you look at the facts, in the opinion of the
Police, the Judge was their priority and therefore
wanted to prevent the Judge. The Police were
concentrating on the Judge during the melee and so
they couldn’t identify the people who entered the
court room. Out of the eight that were arrested,
three of them didn’t even come to the court – four
of them came to the court. All of them were
arrested at Fante New Town about four hours after
the incident. The Police didn’t secure the court.
On that day there were three Policemen at the
court but about 300 people came to court. So the
Police were lambasted and in their bid to save
themselves from public ridicule and for everybody
to know that they are working, and out of this
desperation, they went on an arresting spree. So,
from day one, we know that they Police don’t have
a case against my clients.”

Source - kasapafmonline.com



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