The Minority in Parliament have charged the Attorney General to retract its decision to curtail the trial of the Delta Force members who were freed on Wednesday, following their lawless behaviour by storming a session of the Court, describing the Attorney General’s decision as a travesty of Justice and lack of respect for the Judiciary.
The eight member Delta force who were granted freedom by the Attorney General yesterday, on April this year, stormed the Kumasi Circuit Court and aided the escape of thirteen of their colleagues who were standing trial.
The court discharged these accused persons and dismissed the case after the Attorney General pursuing the case directed the police to discontinue it, because they had insufficient evidence against them.
But according to the Minority, evidence abounds even on social media that could have been used to nail the alleged culprits provided government did not want to apply partisan considerations to the matter.
This decision which has been described by Minority, as a slap in the face of the administration of justice, the rule of law and the judiciary in the country, is also recorded as bizarre because it is the NPP Government that claims to be adherents of the Rule of Law.
“The decision by the Hon. Attorney-General is a confirmation of the claim by leading Members of the NPP at the time of the lawless action by the lawless Delta Forces that the culprits will be set free”.
“We are of the view that, the Government is pandering to partisan pressures to the detriment of justice and to upholding the independence of the Judiciary, and are calling on the President to demonstrate leadership and not to be led by the various lawless forces within his party”. The Minority demands.
“We demand therefore that, this cancerous exercise of discretion be reversed immediately and the accused re-arraigned before court without any further hesitation” He added.
Story by: Blessing Roselyn Boateng