GBA Exhibiting Double Standards

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has attacked the statement from the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) calling on the Attorney General’s Department to resume the prosecution of discharged eight members of Delta Force, a vigilante group affiliated with the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“My problem with the Ghana Bar Association is their double standard and their hypocrisy”, Koku Anyidoho, Deputy General Secretary of National Democratic Congress (NDC) said.

According to the outspoken politician, the call to investigate the decision of the Attorney General dropping charges against the eight members of Delta Force said to have aided escape of thirteen of their members from custody is out of place.

He explains that GBA over the years has not been fair to issues especially where it bothers on political lineages like that of the recent attack on a sitting judge in Kumasi by thw NPP vigilante group.

According to him, GBA refusal to openly condemn the operations of Delta Force has contributed to the latest attack on the judiciary hence, decision of the Attorney General to drop charges against them.

The GBA in a statement following the decision of the Attorney General’s Department to quash the case for lack of evidence is calling for thorough investigations by the police.

Members of the bar are calling on Ghana Police Service to interview the court officials, lawyers and litigants who were at the court on the day of the attack to for evidence.

But the Deputy General Secretary has accused them of being selective in their approach to issues. He alleged GBA turned a blind eye on assault of a police officer at Flagstaff House but has chosen to come out this time because it is obvious

“I believe GBA is now condemning because it is about the judiciary” he thinks.

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