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Asantehene questions quality of justice after Delta Force saga

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, questioned the quality of justice delivery in Ghana in light of the lenient handling of the Delta Force, a New Patriotic Party-affiliated group, whose members were at the centre of one of the most notorious cases of political party vigilantism. Speaking at the Chief Justice’s forum in Kumasi on Monday, the Asantehene referenced the GHc 1,800 ...

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Disband vigilante groups once and for all – Catholic Bishops to gov’t

The Catholic Bishops Conference has asked government to take strict action against the canker of vigilantism, and also deal with the deteriorating activities of land guards and nomadic herdsmen to improve general security in the country. According to the Bishops, government must change from just talk about ending vigilantism and take real action. Since the NPP took office in January, ...

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Stop attacks or face the law– Blay warns NPP hooligans

Acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has warned vigilante groups aligned to the party to desist from violent acts or face the full rigorous of the law. “Law is law, and it must be enforced in this country. So I will ask that if they [vigilante groups] are our members they should stop doing ...

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Delta Force court raid worse than Montie 3 – Ace Ankomah

A private legal practitioner, and a member of pressure group, Occupy Ghana, Ace Ankomah, has said that the crime committed by members of pro-New Patriotic Party vigilante group, Delta Force, when they stormed an open court in Kumasi and set their  colleagues free, is worse than the infamous Montie three case. “Storming the court to free people who are on trial is ...

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AG can appeal Delta Force 13 fines – Ace Ankomah

A lawyer and member of pressure group, Occupy Ghana, Ace Ankomah, has suggested that the Attorney-General appeal the fines handed out to the 13 members of the New Patriotic Party-affiliated Delta Force, who assaulted the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator. The 13, who were charged with rioting, walked free after paying GHc 1,800 each, and signing a bond to be of good ...

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We prosecuted Delta Force 13 although they’re NPP – Dery

The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, believes government has exhibited ample commitment towards the fight against political party vigilantism in the country, considering that they did not shield the 13 members of the pro-NPP vigilante group, Invincible Forces, but rather allowed them to go through the court process. The 13, who were prosecuted for assaulting the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator in March 2017 ...

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18 incidents of vigilante violence recorded since NPP’s victory

Critics of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who have questioned the party’s commitment in dealing with vigilante groups acting lawlessly in their name, were emboldened on Wednesday, when another group of rampaging NPP youth, invaded a police station and freed party communicators who were in police custody. The District Chief Executive of Karaga, Alhassan Yabdoo, allegedly caused the arrest of ...

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OccupyGhana appalled over paltry fines for Delta Force 13

Pressure Group, OccupyGhan,  has bemoaned what it describes as risible fines imposed as a court sentence on 13 members of pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force, for storming the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, and manhandling the regional security coordinator. “We are shocked at how these matters have been handled, and are even more appalled about the risible fines imposed ...

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‘Lenient’ Delta Force sentence to breed lawlessness – CDD Ghana

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has said the “lenient fines” handed to the 13 members of pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force, could foster impunity in the country. According to CDD-Ghana, the verdict is also a setback to efforts put in place to promote decency in Ghana’s politics. “The verdict in the case of the ‘Delta Thirteen’ ...

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Jailing Delta Force 13 would’ve been harsh – Lawyer

Lawyer for the 13 Delta force members who were standing trial for rioting at the premises of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, has justified the non-custodial sentence for his clients, saying jailing them would have been unfair. According to Frederick Kankam Boadu, it would have been unfair for the court to have jailed his clients. The Asokwa District Court in the ...

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