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General News of Thursday, 6 April 2017

Source: adomonline.com

Delta Force court siege: Police erred – Sammy Awuku

Members of Delta Force stormed the KMA Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region

The National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is blaming the police for not being proactive to avert the siege by the party’s vigilante group, Delta Force.

He indicated that, given the volatile nature of the case, the police should have beefed up security at the court before the suspects were brought to court.

Members of Delta Force stormed the KMA Circuit Court in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi and freed members who were facing charges for causing disturbances at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.

The group allegedly vandalized some court properties and almost assaulted the presiding judge, Madam Mary Senkyire.

After a swift manhunt, the police was able to arrest eight of the 13 suspects and have declared the rest fugitives.

But Sammy Awuku in an interview on Joy FM’s Newsnite condemned the conduct of the group in no uncertain terms.

Conceding that the members of the vigilante group are their boys, he indicated that the police could have done better.

“The police at the court erred because they should have known better. The security agencies should not wait to the be told to do” he stressed.

The NPP Youth leader indicated that the despicable conduct of the group will not be condoned by a party that prides its self on being disciples of the rule of law.

“We condemn this action and us as a party will support the police to ensure the law takes it cause” he added.

Sammy Awuku added that, though they will not turn their backs on members of the Delta Force, “we will not condone any act of lawlessness”.