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Politics Sat, 8 Apr 2017

Delta Force didn’t assault Judge – Ashanti Region Police command

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has denied media reports suggesting that the presiding Judge, in the Delta Force case was assaulted by the members of the vigilante group when they besieged the court Thursday.

The court, presided over by Mary Nsenkyire, had ordered the 13 of them standing trial for the assault of the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator to be remanded and reappear on the 20th of April.

However, some aggrieved members of the Delta Force who had gathered at the court premises whisked the suspects away.

Some reports say the group behind the mayhem in the process vandalized court property, and assaulted the judge.

But the Ashanti regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah in an interview with Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM denied the purported assault of the Judge and accused the media of blowing things out of proportion.

“It is not true that they assaulted the Judge. I can attest to the fact that 5 minutes after the incident, she resumed proceedings of other cases. I called her myself because we needed to give her Police protection after the incident, but she even told me she was okay. I however insisted and arranged for her protection,” he explained.

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Meanwhile, Mr Ken Yeboah, has stated that although the court siege by pro-NPP group, Delta Force was a sign of failure and security breach, the incident does not call for his resignation.

Critics say from all indication, the incident shows a weak security system, hence police must be blamed for not being proactive.

The Police Commander is under fire to resign for security failure.

But DCOP Ken Yeboah told Kasapa FM that the court attack is an isolated case and doesn’t warrant his resignation.

He added: “We accept security failure but we hope we’ll be able to stamp our authority on it so it doesn’t happen again.

Meanwhile, the 13 Delta Force escapees have turned themselves in to the Kumasi Central Police Command in the Ashanti Region.

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The 13 were facing trial Thursday but they were whisked away from police custody after a Circuit Court hearing in connection with an earlier mayhem.

The escape followed a ruling by the judge to remand the 13 to prison custody until April, 20 in their trial by a Kumasi Circuit court for the assault of the Regional Security Coordinator.

Reports say all the suspects turned themselves in on Thursday shortly after their other colleagues aided them to flee the court.

The court siege has been roundly condemned by various stakeholders describing it as sickening.

Source: kasapafmonline.com
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