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Court adjourns 13 Delta Force members trial to June 15

The case involving the 13 members of the Delta Force vigilante group affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who escaped from the circuit court has been adjourned to June 15, 2017.

The Attorney General’s Department has indicated it needs time to study the document, according to the court.

The 13 earlier pleaded guilty to the offence of escaping from lawful custody, and were fined GH¢2,400 each by the Kumasi Circuit Court.

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The court presided over by Mrs Mary Nsenkyire granted a request by the prosecution to allow the Attorney General’s Department to have a copy of the docket.

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The prosecutor, ACP Okyere Darko said the AG’s Department requested a duplicate of the docket to study it for necessary advice.

Lawyers for the accused persons have said the prosecution has no evidence against their clients but will, however, wait patiently for the AG.

Each of the 13 is to execute a bail bond of GH¢10,000 with two sureties each to be justified.
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Background

Some members of Delta Force, a vigilante group associated with the governing New Patriotic Party, besieged the Kumasi Circuit Court and freed the 13 members who were facing charges for attacking the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator.

The group nearly assaulted the Judge, Mary Senkyire and also destroyed some court properties.

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Thirteen (13) members of the group were detained after the group assaulted the newly appointed Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Adjei.

The 13 members faced charges of a conspiracy to commit crime, assault on a public officer, causing unlawful damage.
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The 13 are Kojo Fosu Bamba aka Kojo Bamba, Awal Sadat Abubakar, Abubakar Sadiq Abuhammed, Jamil Issa, Hamza Mohammed, Salu Issahak, Akwasi Owusu, Kwabena Owusu, Kofi Kyei, Eggya Boadi, Salu Yussif, Yussif Salu and Kwaku Awortwe.

Meanwhile, On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Attorney General has dropped charges against the eight members of vigilante group Delta Force.
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The eight accused persons were suspected to have aided the escape of 13 of their members who were standing trial for hooliganism.

The court took decision after the prosecution told the court the court it had dropped the charges against the eight.

Explaining their decision, the prosecutor, ACP Okyere Darko, said after investigations, they did not have enough evidence to support the charges levelled against the accused persons.

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