The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is calling immediately for severe punishment for persons whose actions led to the release of eight members of vigilante group, Delta Force, who raided a Kumasi court.
According to the PPP, the actions of such persons undermined the rule of law in Ghana hence must not go unpunished.
“We demand that the Minister of Interior, IGP and the Attorney General bring their staff that did this substandard job to face the full rigours of the law. We recommend a firm action be taken to be taken on people involved in undermining the rule of law in Ghana,” the National Chairman of the PPP, Nii Allotey Brew Hammond said.
Addressing the press at the party’s Eastern Regional head office at Koforidua on Thursday Brew Hammond further called on the president and the Attorney General to revisit the case to restore the public’s confidence and trust in the judiciary.
“We are struggling to believe how a State Attorney could arrive at such a conclusion when the jail break did not take place in a secluded area. Where in the world can a vigilante group besiege a court premise and take custody of accused persons in day light for investigators not to have evidence and the Attorney General to filed nolle prosequi in the court. The world is not going to wait for us so we need to get serious in this country.”
The PPP chairman also called on the Supreme Court to act on the issue.
“We call on the Supreme Court to act forcefully for scandalising the court, defying and lowering the authority of the court and bringing the court into disrepute. This should not be tolerated,” he added.