General News of Thursday, 18 May 2017

Source: mynewsgh.com

Freeing Delta Force Members capricious and abuse of discretion - Minority

The decision by the Attorney General to file Nolle Prosequi dropping charges against the eight members of Delta Force said to have aided escape of thirteen of their colleagues from custody is capricious and abuse of discretion, the Minority have stated

“It is abuse of due process and not candid. It was obviously exercised for narrow political expediency” the National Democratic Congress (NDC) minority in parliament condemned what they called cancerous discretion of the Attorney General.

Minority Leader Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, following the decision of the Attorney General to curtail the trial of the eight Delta Force members, a vigilante group in New Patriotic Party (NPP) addressed a press conference to attack government and NPP on the latest development.

“The decision of the Hon. Attorney General is a confirmation of the claim by the leading members of NPP at the time of the lawless action by the lawless Delta Force that the culprits will be set free” .

“We are of the view that the Government is pandering to partisan pressures to the detriment of justice” he alleged.

The Chief Prosecutor claimed she exercised such constitutionally discretion on grounds that the State lacks evidence to continue the case.

But the NDC minority disagrees saying government could have opened itself for evidence from the people to ensure case travel it full length to show they mean business.

“The Sitting Judge, Court Clerks, Court Bailiff, Court Warrant Officers, journalists as well as notable public figures in whose presence the said court was physically attacked and the accused persons freed, are alive available to be interviewed and evidence be taken from them” they concluded in the statement.