8 Delta Force Get Bail

Delta force

THE HIGH Court 5 in Kumasi, presided over by Justice Francis Obiri, has granted bail to the eight people accused of helping the 13 Delta Force members to escape from court.

The bail conditions include GH¢10,000 each with two sureties. The accused persons are also supposed to report to the investigating officer before 3:00 pm on Wednesday.

They were remanded by a circuit court in Kumasi on charges of causing disturbances in court, rescuing persons in lawful custody and resisting arrest.

Lawyers of the accused persons, who claim their clients are innocent of the charges preferred against them, filed for a bail application which the high court granted last Thursday. Another court had earlier granted the 13 suspected escapees bail.

The eight people would however, appear before the Circuit Court Two in Kumasi on April 18, for the hearing of the case.

Escape From Court

Thirteen people, believed to be members of the Delta Force, a vigilante group linked to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), were remanded for two weeks by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court.

They were charged with four offences, including assault on George Adjei, the Ashanti Regional Security Liaison Officer, who was dragged from his office by some stoutly-built men.

Minutes after the court had remanded the 13 people, a mob, believed to be members of the Delta Force, stormed the courtroom, attempted to attack the judge and set the people free.

The police later on the same day, reportedly arrested the eitht people who were believed to have aided the 13 people to escape, at Fante New Town, a suburb of Kumasi.

The 13 people also surrendered themselves to the police to start their two-week remand term the same day, explaining that they fled the court because they were afraid the mob would attack them.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi