The thirteen (13) members of pro- New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force have been charged with rioting following a withdrawal of the earlier charge proffered against them.
This was upon the advice of the Attorney General (AG) who asked the Police to withdraw the earlier charges of conspiracy to commit crime, assault on public officer, causing unlawful damage leveled against the 13 members of pro-government vigilante group.
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the prosecutor, ACP Okyere Darko, consequently applied for withdrawal of the earlier charges in court based on the AG’s advice.
The KMA Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region presided over by Her Honor Mary Nsenkyire discharged the accused after the prosecutor had applied for the withdrawal of the earlier charges.
They were however rearrested and slapped with the fresh charge of rioting.
Stoutly built members of Delta Force had previously stormed the Regional Coordinating Council and forcibly ejected Mr. Agyei because he is not a native of the Ashanti Region. It took the timely intervention of the police to save the situation and restore law and order.
The angry men had earlier destroyed some office equipment in their bid to drive out Mr Agyei.
Their action was roundly condemned by a large section of the public who called for their arrest. Less than 24 hours after the act, the leader of the group Kwadwo Bamba was arrested by the Police.
Other members were subsequently arrested and charged for the offence of conspiracy to assault and assaulting a public officer and causing unlawful damage.