Delta Force attack on Kumasi Court likely to dent Ghana’s image-UN

The United Nations (UN) has expressed fear that the attack on Kumasi Circuit Court by a vigilante group of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Delta Force has the tendency to tarnish the image of the country.

It called on government to put measures in place to investigate the atrocities by vigilante groups.

In a joint statement authored by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel; Mohammed Ibn Chambas, and the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Ghana; Christine Evans-Klock, it denounced these reprehensible acts.

‘These acts are likely to tarnish the image of Ghana as a model of democracy and the rule of law. The two UN officials outrightly denounce these reprehensible acts that are the latest in a series of similar incidents since the end of the December 2016 elections in Ghana,’ it said.

Some members of Delta Force invaded the premises of Kumasi Circuit Court and freed their members standing trial for assaulting the Regional Security Coordinator George Adjei.

The 8 members who raided the court were denied bail on Monday April 10, 2017.

Read details of the statement:

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY THE UNITED NATIONS ON RECENT VIOLENCE AT KUMASI CIRCUIT COURT Accra, Ghana: 10 April 2017 –

The United Nations has consistently drawn attention to the negative role of vigilante groups in the two leading political parties of Ghana.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, and the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock, have followed with consternation the acts of impunity perpetrated by the Delta Force vigilante group in the aftermath of December 2016 elections.

They are particularly concerned that these political militants invaded the premises of Kumasi Circuit Court on 6 April 2017, and freed their members standing trial for assault on the Regional Security Coordinator on 24 March 2017.

These acts are likely to tarnish the image of Ghana as a model of democracy and the rule of law.

The two UN officials outrightly denounce these reprehensible acts that are the latest in a series of similar incidents since the end of the December 2016 elections in Ghana.

They welcome positively the unambiguous condemnation of these acts by the government and expect that all necessary measures will be taken to investigate these actions and bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM