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Delta Force 13: AG wants more time to study docket

The vigilante group stormed the A/R Coordinating Council to force the security coordinator out

The Attorney General is still studying the docket on the 13 members of pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group Delta Force standing trial for assaulting the Ashanti Region Security Coordinator.

The case has, thus, been adjourned to Thursday, June 15.

On Thursday, May 18, when the case was heard in court, the Attorney General asked for more time to study the docket.

At the last hearing on April 20, prosecutor ACP Okyere Darko told the KMA Circuit Court that the Attorney General’s Department had taken delivery of the docket but was studying it.

Hearing was therefore adjourned then just like on Thursday, May 18.

The 13 are accused of storming the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council on Friday, March 24 to force out Daniel Agyei, who had been freshly appointed as the Regional Security Coordinator.

The charges preferred against them included rioting, assault on a public officer and causing unlawful damages.

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The first day of trial of the 13 was disrupted after other members of the vigilante group – who had apparently come to court as a show of solidarity – defied the judge’s order and virtually set their men free.

The defiance was in reaction to the remand of the 13 into prison custody by judge Mary Senkyire.

But a bench warrant issued by the police saw all the 13 turning themselves in while those who aided their escape from court were arrested. The latter have, however, been discharged.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

 

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