The Ashanti regional police commander DCOP Ken Yeboah has said he accept the blame for Thursday’s Delta Force attack on a Circuit Court in Kumasi.
According him it was unfortunate on their part for not being able to anticipate the attack.
some members of Delta Force stormed a Circuit Court in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi and eventually freed members who were being remanded for the mayhem they caused the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.
The NPP vigilante group reportedly destroyed some court properties and nearly assaulted the presiding judge, Her Lordship Madam Mary Senkyire.
Also in our earlier report, the National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku blamed the Ghana police for not being proactive to prevent the siege by the NPP vigilante group, Delta Force.
According Sammy Awuku, considering the sensitive nature of the issue, the police should have beefed up security at the court before the suspects were brought to court.
However, the Ashanti regional police commander DCOP Ken Yeboah in an interview on STARR FM this morning sated emphatically that in as much as he accepts blames for the unexpected attack on a Kumasi Circuit Court, it will not be the grounds for him to resign because the errors that occurred has been corrected.
Meanwhile, the 13 Delta Force members who escaped from a Kumasi Circuit Court yesterday April 6 2017 after mayhem arose, have reported themselves to Police and are presently in custody.
Hours after the mayhem, Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, warned the 13 to turn themselves in or get hunted. Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu also told the media the police did not see the escape coming.
The Ghana Bar Association also issued a statement condemning the attack, describing it as an attack on the rule of law.
“The GBA condemns and in no uncertain terms this blatant disregard for the orders of a duly constituted court of law and attack on the judge in the discharge of her lawful duties. This is an affront to the independence of the Judiciary and 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”