The eight accused persons leaving the courtroom, amid tight security
The much-touted trial of eight people, who allegedly helped 13 members of the Delta Force, a vigilante group, to escape from court could not come on in Kumasi yesterday.
This was after the court, presided over by Patricia Ampongsah, granted a request by the prosecutor, ACP Okyere Darko, for more time to conclude investigations.
The Circuit Court 2 consequently adjourned the hearing of the case to May 17, this year to enable the prosecutor to conclude his investigations.
The eight people, believed to be members of the vigilante group linked with the New Patriotic Party (NPP), have been accused of aiding 13 other members of the group to escape from court.
They have been charged with disturbing court session, resisting arrest and freeing 13 people who were in lawful custody.
But their lawyers have continuously maintained their innocence.
Frederick Kankam Boadi, one of the lawyers of the accused persons, told the media that the prosecutor has the legal right to plead for additional time for investigations.
He revealed that his clients, who were apprehended a distance from the court where the 13 people escaped after being handed a two-week remand sentence, were not guilty.
Kankam Boadi expressed optimism that further investigations by the prosecution would eventually confirm that the eight people were innocent.
From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi