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General News of Friday, 7 April 2017


Delta Force mayhem at court: Police on manhunt for escapee suspects

The Ashanti Regional Police Command is on a manhunt for 13 Delta Force members who escaped from custody on Thursday April 6, 2017.

The suspects who appeared before the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court presided over by Her Worship Mary Nsenkyire were aided by their colleagues to escape.

The group numbering about 40 got infuriated, smashing properties on sight when the Judge ruled that the suspects be remanded and appear on April 20, 2017.

They resisted the Judge’s decision chanting war songs that they will not allow the ruling to stand.

The 5 police officers stationed at the court were overpowered by the irate group.

Briefing journalists, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Regional Police Command ASP Yaw Nketia-Yeboah explained that a bench warrant has been issued for their arrest.

‘Meanwhile 8 persons suspected to have aided their escape from the court premises have also been arrested and are in police custody,’ he said.