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Call for the re-arrest of freed Delta Force court raiders is bogus-Lawyer Featured

Written by  May 18, 2017
Private legal practitioner, lawyer Obiri Boahen has slammed the Minority Caucus for suggesting that the eight Delta Force members should be re-arrested. At a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, Minority Leader Mr Haruna Idrisu stated that the accused persons should be re-arrested and re-arraigned before the court. A Kumasi Circuit Court on Wednesday discharged eight members of NPP-linked vigilante group, Delta Force, who were being tried after they disrupted court proceedings of 13 of their members on April 6, 2017. The Minority Leader said the case for want of evidence is "an abuse of discretion, it is capricious, adding that it was obvious from the court's ruling that it was done for narrow political expediency because the men belong to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).   "We find it very bizarre that the Hon. Attorney-General, Ms Gloria Akufo, who assured the entire citizenry of her commitment to fairness ....will claim that she exercised the said constitutional discretion on grounds merely that there was a lack of evidence," he said. But responding to the Minority, lawyer Obiri Boahen who is the Deputy Minister quizzed, ‘’don’t you know they are also human beings? Why do you re-arrest them? Why don’t you do proper investigation? You do proper investigation, invite them and should you invite them, they will file alibi and then you follow the alibi and in following the alibi, you may find out that they are indeed innocent.’’ He quizzed further, ‘’are we doing things to satisfy the NDC? Should we re-arrest them because the NDC says so? They should give as a break. What are we talking about in this country? Did they ask for the certified copy of the proceedings before drawing conclusions? He asked the public to disregard the call by the Minority since it is nothing but cheap political score.      
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