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UN tells Prez Akufo Addo: Stop impunity in to save Ghana’s image

The United Nations has advised President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to ensure that the necessary measures are followed to investigate the invasion of a Kumasi Circuit Court by the Delta Force and bring the culprits to justice.

Few days ago, some members of Delta Force stormed a Circuit Court in the Ashanti regional capital of Kumasi to free 13 of its members who were facing charges for assaulting the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator a few weeks ago.

The NPP vigilante group reportedly destroyed some court properties and nearly assaulted the presiding judge, Her Lordship Madam Mary Senkyire.

However, in a mutual statement signed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn Chambas and the Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Ghana, Christine Evans Klock, dated April 10, 2017, opined that those acts are likely to taint the image of Ghana as an epitome of democracy and the rule of law and the swifter the government put measures in place to end these acts the better.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Bar Association also issued a statement condemning the attack, describing it as an attack on the rule of law.

“Such glorification of violence, dastardly acts and threat to our Judiciary cannot be tolerated or allowed under our democratic dispensation. It is totally unacceptable under whatever pretence to disobey orders of the court, attack or threaten the person of the judge there endangering the peace of our country”

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