Police in the Ashanti region has arrested two members of the dreaded vigilante group Delta Force for invading a meeting by the Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, Starrfmonline.com has gathered.
The notorious group over the weekend raided a meeting, Dr Akoto Osei, who’s also the Member of Parliament of Old Tafo was having with his constituents at Tafo-Pankrono manhandling people at the meeting.
Dr Akoto Osei was reportedly whisked away to safety after the group inflicted mayhem on supporters who had converged for the gathering.
Reports say the group is upset over the numerous unfulfilled promises made to them by Dr Akoto Osei and the leadership of the party in the region.
Confirming the arrest, the leader of the dreaded group told Starr Today’s Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson that:
The police went ahead to arrest two of our men. So they’re in police custody.
He said the attack on the Minister and his gathering was orchestrated by five persons belonging to the Delta Force and that the leadership of the group is collaborating with the police to the get the other three arrested.
Describing the conduct of his colleagues as “condemnable” he said they are planning a meeting with Dr Akoto Osei to render an unqualified apology for the actions of the five.
This comes after The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) challenged the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to “actively pursue security agencies and the judiciary to swiftly and decisively prosecute” vigilante groups in the country.
This, according to the Chairperson of the Commission Josephine Nkrumah, will show to the Ghanaian citizenry that the law applies equally to all devoid of party affiliation.
Addressing a press conference Monday, Ms Nkrumah said the Commission is appalled by the emboldening of vigilante groups in the country due to support by political parties.
Speaking directly to the attack on the Monitoring and Evaluation Minister, she said:
Delta Force hoodlums have become notorious for the use of force and violence and total disregard for law and order.
The commission has repeatedly expressed its revulsion at political party vigilantes particularly of the two main political parties who take the law into their own hands and cause social dislocation. After 25 years of democratic governance, it is unacceptable for these persons to commit such acts that undermine the rule of law and democracy in our country.