Kumasi court grants bail to ten Delta Force members for violent invasion

A Kumasi High Court has granted a 10 thousand Ghana Cedi bail each with two sureties to justify, to all eight accused persons standing trial for allegedly causing a commotion at a Kumasi Circuit Court on the 6th of this month leading to the escape of 13 members of Delta Force, a vigilante group, from lawful custody.

The eight were pursued and arrested by the Police at Fante New Town, a suburb of Kumasi.

A Circuit Court last Monday refused bail for the eight persons who were subsequently remanded in Prison custody to appear on the 18th of this month. They have been charged with the offence of resisting arrest and disturbing a court session.

At today’s hearing, the High Court, presided over by Justice Francis Obiri, also directed the accused persons to present themselves to the Police before 3pm of every Wednesday until the 18th of this month when they are to appear before the Circuit Court Two for the substantive case to continue.

The accused persons were brought to the Court under an enhanced security as the High Court complex was besieged by a large crowd of close relations, sympathizers and some members of the public.

Later in an interview with the media, a member of the Defence Team, Lawyer Matthew Appiah, maintained that the eight accused persons are innocent of the charges and that they have been arrested based on mistaken identity.

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