AG will order re-arrest of Delta Force 8 if sufficient evidence is provided – Deputy AG

Deputy Attorney General Joseph Kpemka has said the Attorney General’s Department will only order the re-arrest of the freed Delta Force 8 who were standing trial for court disturbances if fresh and sufficient evidence is provided.

The eight members of the Delta Force, a vigilante group affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party, were freed after the senior state attorney in Kumasi said there was no sufficient evidence to prosecute them.

Speaking on Saturday, May 20, 2017, Mr Kpemka also dismissed a video evidence circulating on social media as not sufficient to secure a conviction. According to him, the video was recorded outside the court.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile, he said: “If any evidence is provided including the one which the minority may have, they should furnish it to the appropriate security agency.

When the show host asked him about the video taken outside the court during the invasion, he responded: “Have you watch that video? That roadside video…what you see is not within or inside the court. It is outside. You’ll not know what triggered that and all that.
“So you just go and play that video and say these people are outside making a hell of a noise convict them.”

“The point I am making is that you don’t’ go to court when you know obviously that you are going to lose. I will not go to court and go and embarrassed myself.

“If I weight the matter and I know that when I go to court I will lose, then it means that I am in favour of the accused.
“We don’t persecute, we prosecute. So the information that was brought by the senior state attorney, the question all of us must be asking is, what is sufficient for her advice to have been otherwise.

“If you are able to pass concrete judgement on this and you come to the conclusion that your opinion would have different from hers, that is different.”

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