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General News of Friday, 7 April 2017


13 escapee Delta Force members back in police custody

Police in the Ashanti Region have confirmed to that 13 of the suspects who escaped from a Kumasi Circuit Court on Thursday April 6, 2017 have turned themselves in and are currently in custody.

The 13 suspects who are members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group were aided to escape through the back door of the court by their colleagues while court was in session.

After a bench warrant was issued for their arrest, police revealed that they turned themselves and were taken to custody on Thursday night.

All 13 were linked to attack on the Regional Security Coordinator Mr. George Adjei had been arraigned before the court on various charges ranging from conspiracy to assault and assaulting a public officer and causing to unlawful damage

Shortly after the case was called and their pleas taken, the trial Judge, Mary Senkyire demanded they should be remanded in prison custody until the next adjourned date which is 20th of April, 2017.

Her pronouncement drew uproar in the courtroom and before she could move back into her chamber, more members of the group were called in by some of their colleagues and started destroying property of the court.

In the ensuing melee, the judge who was almost assaulted by the group managed to flee and run into safety before she could be pounced on coupled with the arrival of a police reinforcement team saving the situation.

It would be recalled that some members of the Delta Force on March 24, 2017 stormed the Ashanti regional coordinating council and forcefully demanded the removal of the regional security coordinator.

George Adjei was appointed by the President for the post but according but the groups claim they cannot work with him because he is not from the region.

They broke into Adjei’s office manhandled him and asked him to leave the premises.