The Kumasi circuit court three has remanded into Police custody two members of the pro governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Vigilante group, Delta Force.
The accused persons are to appear in court in two weeks while the Police carry out investigations.
Two duo believed to have had a hand in the violent disruption that rocked a meeting between the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tafo-Pankrono, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei and his constituents on Sunday, were arrested by the police in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday afternoon.
They are identified as Paul Atta Onyinah, 49, and Richard Yaw Brefo, 51.
They’ve been charged with the offence of causing unlawful damage to ten plastic chairs and rioting. The suspects presented their facts to the court but the court didn’t take their plea and instead remanded them to two weeks in Police custody.
On Sunday, October 7, 2018, some youth and members of the Delta Force, stormed the venue of the meeting and disrupted the program.
The angry youth and members of the Delta Force numbering about 800 claimed they had gone to the venue to tell the MP their piece of mind after allegedly neglecting them after the 2016 general elections.
They claimed the MP promised them jobs in security agencies even if they don’t have any educational certificate.
But one year and eight months after being sworn into power, none of the people who worked as security guards and protected the ballot box have been offered any employment opportunity.
The National Organizer of the NPP, Sammi Awuku in a statement has since condemned the action of the group, noting that it was at variance with the laws of the land.
“The New Patriotic Party (NPP) strongly condemns the violent disruption of a meeting between the Member of Parliament for Tafo-Pankrono, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei and his constituents on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The action of the young men is highly unacceptable, unjustifiable and unfortunate regardless of their reasons. The use of force and violence, particularly, in internal party matters, is alien to the tenets of the New Patriotic Party and should have no place among us, especially under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who has been a strong advocate of the rule of law”, he noted.
He added “We call on the security agencies to deal decisively with this case without fear or favour”.