The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako has mounted a strong defence for members of the Delta Force following Thursday’s incident at a Kumasi Circuit court where 13 members of the group escaped from the courtroom.
Some members of the group associated with the governing New Patriotic Party, besieged the Kumasi Circuit Court and freed its members who were facing charges for attacking the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator.
Reports suggest that 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.
Reports say only two police officers were on duty at the court at the time, with one of them being pregnant.
However, they managed to get judge Mary Nsenkyire to safety, while Delta Force members vandalised property at the court.
The 13 escapees have since reported themselves to the police.
Many have since condemned the group for their actions. But speaking on Accra-based Okay FM on Friday, the Ashanti regional chairman said members of the group released their colleagues because they feared for their lives.
He said the Delta Forces are “very good boys” who could defend their case in court.