Vigilantism Delta force release: AG looking for “scapegoat” – Amaliba

His comments comes at the back of the eight Delta Force members who were standing trial for attacking a magistrate’s court and aiding the escape of thirteen of their members.

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A member of the National Democratic Congress legal team, Abraham Amaliba, has accused the Attorney General Gloria Akuffo of looking for a “scapegoat” as she summons the Kumasi State Attorney to Accra after she provided advice for the freeing of the Delta Force 8 by a Kumasi Circuit Court.

“I think that the Attorney General is looking for a scapegoat and she is trying to use Marie Louise, her representative in Kumasi. In fact all dockets were supposed to be forwarded to the Attorney General in Accra. You can imagine how long it will take for the matter to commence and end so she took the decision based on the evidence available to her at the time,” he said in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM.

He added: “I am shocked that the Attorney General in Accra is requesting that her representatives in Accra should have had recourse to her before taking the next step. Not to talk of the Attorney General who knows very well that this is a public interest matter, to have called for the docket, knowing very well that as the leader of the bar, she, would go down in victory as the person under whose tenure the court was attacked. I expected her to have shown interest in the matter and if need be rather call for the docket and change the docket but she slept on the duty and I don’t think it will be fair to use Marie Louise, her representative in Kumasi as the scape goat. That will not be fair.”

His comments comes at the back of the eight Delta Force members who were standing trial for attacking a magistrate’s court and aiding the escape of thirteen of their members.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Attorney General dropped charges against the eight members of vigilante group Delta Force.

Explaining their decision, the prosecutor, ACP Okyere Darko, said after investigations, they did not have enough evidence to support the charges levelled against the accused persons.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Information said "Preliminary investigations suggest that the decision was taken without recourse even to the Director of Public Prosecution and may amount to a breach of internal procedures on matters of this nature."

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