Police say they will incorporate Thursday’s law-defying act by vigilante group Delta Force into syllabi of its training schools as a case study.
This is to make sure it does not happen again as enormous lessons have been learnt from the incident.
On Thursday, April 6, after a Kumasi Circuit Court judge had ordered the remand of 13 members of Delta Force, other members – who had come to court to witness the case – threatened the judge with abusive words and aided the escape of their accused colleagues.
Though eight persons were arrested and a bench warrant issued subsequently paid off with the 13 escapees turning themselves in, the Ashanti Regional Police Command says it has learnt a great deal from the incident.
“Go and check the annals of crime prosecution,” the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Yaw Nketia Yeboah told TV3’s William Evans Nkum in an interview on Friday, a day after the incident.
“I don’t think anywhere in the world you would get a situation whereby an accused person has managed to escaped through a restricted area where only the judge is permitted to move or to enter the court or to recess the court,” he added.
“I know commanders of our academies and police training schools will incorporate it in case studies. We have learnt a lot from it.”
As regards, the eight immediately arrested after the incident, the Assistant Superintendent of Police said they are being questioned after which a “decision will then be taken as to what to do with them”.
For the 13 who turned themselves in, they are serving their remand and will reappear before court on April 20 as ordered by Justice Mary Senkyire.