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General News of Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Police arrest 5 members of Delta Force over Kumasi attack

The police in Kumasi have arrested five members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP)-affiliated vigilante group, Delta Force, over the attack on the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Agyei, last Friday.

The men arrested include, Kwadwo Fosu Bamba (commander of the group), Awal Sadat Abubakar, Abubakar Sadiq Abdul Hameed, Jamil Issah, and Hamza Mohammed.

They form part of over 200 men who stormed the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council last Friday to violently attack Mr Agyei over his appointment.

The group contends the Coordinator did not play any role in the struggle to bring the NPP into power.

A statement by the police Monday said Messrs Sadat Abubakar, Abdul Hameed, Issah and Mohammed "voluntarily reported themselves."

They have been charged for the offences of "conspiracy to assault and assaulting a public officer and causing unlawful damage."
Read the full statement from the police below.