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General News of Thursday, 6 April 2017

Source: Class FM

We'll hunt you down - Dery to Delta Force escapees

Interior Minister Ambrose Dery has “condemned” the action of some Delta Force members who have escaped remand, advising them to turn themselves in to the police because they will be hunted.

“We shall pursue them and arrest them and bring them back to court,” he said at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, April 6.

Police in the Ashanti Region have already issued a bench warrant for the 13 Delta Force members who escaped from their custody with the help of fellow Delta Force colleagues who had thronged the hearing at a Kumasi Circuit Court.

The 13, who were remanded into prison custody and billed to reappear on 20 April, were whisked away through the backdoor of the judge’s chamber by their supporters.

Mr Dery, while speaking to journalists, said: “They (escapees) are advised in their interest to go back by themselves or be subjected to arrest, that we assure.”

He continued: “When you flout the law, you shall be subjected to the law.”

He emphasised that no matter the affiliation of any individuals who break the laws of the country, the security agencies will not relent in their efforts in ensuring that such persons are prosecuted.

“Whatever party you belong, whatever position you hold…NPP or NDC, CPP or PNC, Ghanaian or foreigner, when you break the law you will be arrested, subjected to investigation and go through due process,” he stressed

Meanwhile eight of the Delta Force supporters who aided the escape of the 13 suspects, have been arrested.

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