The police has explained that the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Circuit Court presiding judge was not harmed in Thursday’s confusion masterminded by the Delta Force, a vigilante group affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Some members of the group stormed the court to free 13 of their colleagues who had been arraigned for forcibly throwing the Ashanti Regional National Security Liaison Officer out of office last month.
In a statement issued and signed Friday morning by the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah said: “in the course of the confusion the presiding judge was not harmed as being speculated by some media and that she was under Police protection.”
According to the police, the 13 accused persons who were arraigned before the court, presided over by Mary Nsenkyire and had been remanded into custody for two weeks but escaped after pandemonium broke out at the court, have all reported themselves to the police and are currently in police custody.
“The Regional Police Command once again wishes to assure the general public that, the service shall continue to ensure law and order within the region. Any act of lawlessness shall not be countenanced and anyone who flouts the law will be dealt with as prescribed by law.
The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) earlier condemned the attack in a statement which stated:”It is sickening and horrifying to watch the said videos of persons using violence as a means to defy the Court’s orders.”
rders of a duly constituted court of law and attack on the judge in the discharge of her lawful duties. This is an affront to the independence of the Judiciary and an attack on the rule of law.”