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General News of Friday, 7 April 2017

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Delta Force court attack 'primitive', 'criminal' – Judges

The Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana has described the attack on a Kumasi Circuit court by the NPP-affiliated vigilante group, Delta Force, as “primitive and criminal”.

President of the Association, Justice Victor Ofoe, who is a court of Appeals judge, said the attack has reinforced the need for a security review of all court premises across the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, the judge said moves are underway to declare all courthouses across the country flash points in order for an enhanced security protection.

He, however, urged judges to remain calm in the face of the “uncivilized and uncouth” attack on the court by the vigilante group.

Some members of Delta Force on Thursday stormed a Kumasi Circuit Court to free 13 of their members who were facing charges for causing mayhem at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.

According to information gathered by Starrfmonline.com, the irate group destroyed court properties and freed the suspects in the process. The 13 members were detained in connection with attacking the Regional Security Coordinator.

They have subsequently turned themselves over to the Police after a manhunt was launched for them.