The Kumasi Circuit Court Two presided over by Justice Patricia Amponsah has freed the eight members of pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group Delta Force accused of aiding escape from lawful custody some 13 of its members who were standing trial at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court.
The 13 members were standing trial at the KMA Circuit Court on April 6, 2017 for an attack on the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator when the indecent act happened.
Judge Patricia Amponsah freed the accused persons, following the Attorney General’s claim that it has no evidence to prosecute.
The eight were remanded into prison custody on April 10, 2017 when they appeared in court for the first time to answer two counts of charges: disturbances of court as evoked under Section 223 of the Criminal Code of 1960 and resisting arrest and rescue as evoked under Section 226 of the Criminal Code.
They all pleaded not guilty to the offences and their lawyer, Gary Nimako, argued against their alleged knowledge in the said charges.
Justice Amponsah was convinced by the claim by the AG on Wednesday's sitting to drop all charges against the eight accused persons for lack of evidence and for that matter ruled that all the eight be discharged.
The Group were elated by the Court's decision and expressed their innocence of the act.