TWO MEMBERS of the Delta Force, a vigilante group, who recently allegedly disrupted a New Patriotic Party (NPP) meeting at Tafo in Kumasi, have been caged.
The two suspects are expected to spend 14 days behind bars while the police deepen investigations into the disturbing issue to possibly arrest other suspects.
A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Lydia Osei-Marfo, did not hesitate in granting the prosecutor’s request to cage the suspects.
Addressing the court on Wednesday, Philip Dagbre, the Prosecutor, said the two were arrested for, allegedly, disputing NPP meeting at Tafo on Sunday, during which the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tafo/Pankrono, Dr. Anthony Osei Akoto, had to flee for his dear life.
He told the court three other people, suspected to be part of the group that disrupted the meeting, are still at large and prayed the court to remand the two while investigations continue.
The prosecutor explained that the police needs to probe the two suspects further for more information, hence his appeal for them to be remanded.
The NPP at Tafo/Pankrono Constituency was in the news for bad reasons on Sunday after it emerged that members of the Delta Force had disrupted a party meeting.
The Tafo/Pankrono lawmaker, Dr. Anthony Osei Akoto, who was at the said meeting, was said to be the main target of the ‘blood-thirsty’ goons. Having smelt danger, the MP reportedly had no option than to flee through a window.
The leadership of the Delta Force had since apologized publicly for the incident but the police still went ahead to make arrests.
By: Akwasi Boakye