Delta Force 8: PPP descends on gov’t, NDC & police over discharge

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) recommends a firm action to be taken on persons involved in undermining the rule of the law in the Delta Force 8 case.

The National Chairman of the party, Nii Allotey Brew Hammond, addressing a press conference in Koforidua on Thursday, May 18, said the party is in utter shock and dismay over the withdrawal of proceedings against the eight accused of setting free some 13 others standing trial for assault on a public officer.

Flanked by some national and regional executives, Nii Allotey Hammond said the party condemns in the strongest terms “lawlessness in the country and the clear lack of law, leadership and enforcement of the law” to deal with the matter.

The eight accused were released on Wednesday, May 17

He added that the hypocrisy and complicity of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as an all-time key contributor and actor in the crises.

The PPP, he said, demands that the Attorney General takes urgent steps to stop the impunity with immediate effect to stop the country from degenerating into an undisciplined society.

He questioned the responsibilities of the police officers and argued that it was this same excuse and the lack of interest from previous Attorney General which has led to the state losing millions of Ghana Cedis due to judgement debt.

They call on the Supreme Court to act forcefully on the Delta Force members for scandalizing the court, defying and lowering the authority of the court and bringing the court into disrepute.

The PPP National Chairman stated they would not condone any act of lawlessness and wish to state unambiguously that the posture by the NPP prosecutor calls for all to rebuke it knowing that the inability for the masses to do anything will only allow further evil to triumph.

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By Yvonne Neequaye||Koforidua, Ghana