The Minority in Parliament is demanding the re-arrest and trial of the 8 Delta Force suspects who were freed today for lack of evidence.
A Kumasi Circuit Court Wednesday discharged the suspects accused of aiding the escape of 13 of their colleagues who were standing trial on a different case. The court presided over by Patricia Amposah discharged the case because the prosecution lacked evidence against the accused.
News of the released of 8 suspects in the Kumasi Delta Force Prosecution saga has come as a shock to the Minority in Parliament who are accusing the Attorney General of bowing to partisan pressure to free the Delta Force 8.
Addressing a News conference on Wednesday, May 17, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu accused the Attorney General Gloria Akuffo of bowing to partisan pressure to put up a weak case leading to the release of the eight.
“The decision by the Attorney General is confirmation of the claim by a leading member of the New Patriotic Party at the time of the lawless action by Delta forces that the culprits will be set free and are they are indeed set free through the state intervention and the Attorney General filing the nolle prosequi .We are of the view that the government is bowing to partisan pressures at the cost of justice delivery in the country.
“We demand, therefore, that the cancerous discretion that has just been exercised will be reversed immediately and the accused re-arrested and re-arraigned before court. We do so demand that justice must be done and justice must be secured and justice must be seen being done,” Mr Iddrisu added.