13 Delta force members to pay GH 31,200 fine
A Kumasi circuit court has fined 13 members of the delta force with 200 penalty units each. These persons of the delta force escaped from custody after being remanded by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
The 13, until their escape, were facing charges of conspiracy to commit crime, assault of a public officer, causing unlawful damage, and preventing a public officer from performing his lawful duties when they stormed the Ashanti Regional Security Council to drag the regional security coordinator out of his office.
They have also been asked to sign a bond of good behavior for six months or risk being imprisoned for three years if they default. The accused persons pleaded guilty to the charges of assault on public officer causing unlawful damage, rioting and conspiracy to commit crime.
The accused came in all handcuffed to each other amidst heavy security presence at the court. Lawyer for the accused persons Gary Nimako prayed the court to consider his clients since they were first time offenders, because they turned themselves in to the police after the escape from the KMA court and are young persons who should be allowed to go back to the society to reform.
The court presided over by Mr. Ekow Mensah ruled that the accused persons pay a fine of 200 penalty units each which represents 2, 400 cedis each.
Source: Lily Ampofoa Annor|Kapital971.com