Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Govt’s Alibi For Release of Delta Force Members Untrue – Amaliba

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.

Join GhanaStar.com to receive daily email alerts of breaking news in Ghana. GhanaStar.com is your source for all Ghana News. Get the latest Ghana news, breaking news, sports, politics, entertainment and more about Ghana, Africa and beyond.

(Via: CitiFM Online Ghana)

Trending Stories

News

Northern Regional Minister Salifu Sa-eed has banned prostitution in Tamale with immediate effect. This comes after a Guinean national who tested positive for the...

News

Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, former president of the Republic of the Congo, has died after contracting coronavirus, his family said. Yhombi-Opango died in a Paris...

News

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, has confirmed that a coronavirus patient who was under quarantine in his region has fled the facility, leaving...

News

Sixteen persons have been arrested in Kasoa in the Central Region for failing to give tangible reasons why they were in town during the...

News

A video of a young man paying dearly for refusing to adhere to the directives of the president to remain indoors has emerged barely...

News

President Nana Akufo-Addo has earned massive praise from some prominent people around the world over list latest statement on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). President...

News

There are now more than 3,200 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention...

News

The President for Institute of Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI), Mr Peter Bismark, has stated that Ghana requires GH₡15 billion for 28 days’ total...

News

The ghana government has empowered the security forces to enforce the partial lockdown of certain parts of the country in order to contain the...

Africa & World

In fact, Venezuela has done a lot of good deeds for a lot of countries, but mostly for the poor countries in the Caribbean...

Africa & World

Soaring food prices aren’t new in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and heavily dependent on imports. Sadly in 2020, those prices...

News

The Bank of Ghana in its efforts to ensure the effectiveness of the lockdown directive given by President Akufo-Addo, is urging all banks and...

Copyright © 2020 GhanaStar Media Group. All rights reserved