But a senior state attorney says there is no evidence to link them to the crime of disturbing a court session, for resisting arrest and freeing the 13 persons who were in lawful custody.

The no-evidence excuse has triggered a national shock and raised suspicions the party, proud of its respect for the rule of law, is condoning lawlessness.

The government in its defence has said it was not consulted by the state attorneys in Kumasi when they decided to discontinue the case.

The Attorney-General Gloria Akuffo has consequently ordered investigations into the circumstances under which the Senior State Attorney got the suspects discharged for lack of evidence.