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Police arrest lead member of NPP’s Delta Force

The Police in the Ashanti region have arrested one of the leading members of the pro New Patriotic Party militia group, Delta Force, responsible for last Friday’s assault on the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator.

He is currently assisting the police with investigation, a statement by the police has said.

The arrest follows public uproar about the lukewarm attitude the police had adopted in dealing the group which the ranking member on foreign affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said could grow to become a terrorist organisation.

On Newsfile Saturday, Mr Okudzeto said there cannot be any justification for the existence of paramilitary groups within the ranks of the governing party.
According to him, the security bodies known to the state are the Police and the Army, warning that the Delta Force and the Invincible Forces could grow to become like Boko Haram.

“These groups all over the place be it the Delta Force, the Invincible Forces, whatever they call themselves, they are not know to parliament, they are not know to the constitution. They should not be tolerated, “he said.

The suspect, known as Kwadwo Bamba, is in police custody assisting in investigations.
“We are just assuring the public that we will make sure that whoever was involved will be picked and assist in investigations,” the Deputy Public Relations officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, Chief Inspector Godwin Ahianyo said.

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