Delta 8 ‘court raiders’ granted bail

Delta 8 ‘court raiders’ granted bail

Eight members of the pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force charged for freeing their colleagues from lawful custody has been granted bail by a Kumasi High Court.

 

The bail conditions are GHC 10,000 each with two sureties, and they are also to report to the police CID on Tuesday, April 18, before 3:00 pm.

The eight have been charged with disturbing a court session, for resisting arrest, and freeing the 13 persons who were in lawful custody.

The 13 Delta Force members who were freed, were facing charges for raiding the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council and assaulting its coordinator.

The 13 have since been granted bail, and are to reappear before the court on the 20th of April, 2017, after charges of conspiracy to assault a public officer and causing unlawful damage.

Their lawyer, Gary Nimako on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday maintained that his clients are innocent.

He indicated that, he has video footage to prove that indeed the eight were “nowhere near the crime scene”.

Lawyer Gary Nimako the prosecution now bear the burden of proof before the court can charge his clients

“They were nowhere near the crime scene so the police must bring the evidence to prove the eight were in the court room” he added.