A member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba has described as a ‘cock and bull story’ the explanation by the Ministry of Information on the discharge of some members of pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Forces on Wednesday.
The members of the group were standing trial for forcibly entering a court room in Kumasi and freeing some of their members who were in lawful custody.
But they were discharged by the court, presided over by Her Honour, Patricia Amponsah was forced to discharge the accused persons and dismissed the case of the Delta Force members after the prosecutor said she had instructions from the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, to drop charges against the accused because they had insufficient evidence against them.
The Ministry for Information in a sharp contrast said in a statement that the Principal State Attorney in the case took the decision to drop charges on his own accord without consulting his superiors.
According to the ministry, the government is investigating the matter and will deal with persons whose actions in the matter “bring the work and commitment of the department into disrepute.”
It also assured that it will take the necessary measures to remedy the situation in the interest of the Republic.
But Mr. Amaliba believes the Principal State Attorney took the decision upon the instruction of the Attorney General.
He told Citi News’ Umaru Sanda Amadu that, “The statement emanating from the Ministry of Information for me, is a cock and bull story. That point is that, the Attorney General’s rep in Kumasi will not take a decision of such a matter which is of national interest without recourse to his bosses in Accra. Even if that was the case, that the reps unilaterally took that decision, the buck still stops with the Attorney General here in Accra.”
“I think that it is a damage control mechanism that the ministry of information is coming out with,” he added.
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