Police round up 9 more suspects over Delta Force attack

The police in Kumasi have arrested nine more suspects over the attack by pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Force, on the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator.

This brings to 14 the total number of people arrested by the police in connection with the assault on George Agyei.

Ashanti Regional Police PRO, ASP Nketia Yeboah, has told JOYNEWS they are determined to arrest all those who played a role in the attack.

He disclosed they are compiling the data of the arrested suspects, and building a docket to be forwarded to the Attorney-General for advice.

At least 200 members of Delta Force went to the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) on February 24 to drive out Mr Agyei from the office.

The group said it was opposed to his appointment as the Regional Security Coordinator, contending he did not play any role in the struggle to bring the NPP into power.

They shoved the man and dragged him out of the office. But for the presence of some police officers, Mr Agyei may have been beaten.

The incident triggered public outrage against vigilante groups linked to the two dominating parties – the NPP and National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The Invincible Forces also linked to the NPP stormed the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to provide security after the party was declared the winner of the 2016 elections.

The NDC-affiliated Azorka Boys also put up similar attitude during the eight-year tenure of the party.

Security experts have warned the failure to disband these groups portend serious security challenges in the future.

After a whirlwind of calls from Ghanaians, the police in Kumasi swooped on five suspects.

They include Kwadwo Fosu Bamba (Commander of the group), Awal Sadat Abubakar, Abubakar Sadiq, Abdul Hameed, Jamil Issah, and Hamza Mohammed.

However, the police are yet to make public the names of the new suspects arrested.