13 Delta Force members report to police

The 13 members of the pro-NPP group, Delta Force who were forcibly freed from custody on Thursday have turned themselves in to the police.

The Ashanti regional police in a press release on Friday said the 13 persons are back in police custody.

Some 50 members of the group, most of whom are heavily-built weight lifters, set free 13 of their colleagues who were arrested two weeks ago for vandalizing a state institution and attacking a security advisor of the NPP.

Members of the Delta Force after the attack on the Security Coordinator two weeks ago

The 13 accused persons were standing trial at the Kumasi Circuit Court.

The Judge had announced that the suspects were going to be remanded for two weeks pending further investigation, a move that did not go down well with the members of the vigilante group who were on the court premises.

In anger, they charged at the judge and demanded the immediate release of the suspects, Joy News’ Ashanti Region correspondent, Nurudeen Mohammed reported.

The Circuit Court where the incident occured

The 13 suspects freed are Kwadwo Fosu, Awal Sadat, Abubakar siddique, Jamel Issah, Hamza Mohammed, Salou Issahak, Akwasi Wusu. Others are Kwabena Wusu, Kofi Kyei, Agya Baodu, Yussif Salou, Yussif Salou, Kwaku Awutwi.

The police have assured that it is working to ensure law and order in the region.

The statement also denied reports that the presiding judge was assaulted by the hooligans.

It said “the judge was not harmed as being speculated by some media and she was under police protection.”

 

Below is the statement by the Police

Delta Force statement

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