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Apr 7, 2017 | Headlines

Delta Force Attack: Blame Me But I Won't Resign – Ashanti Regional Police Commander

DCOP Ken Yeboah
DCOP Ken Yeboah

The Ashanti regional police commander has said he takes full blame for Thursday's Delta Force attack on a Circuit Court in Kumasi.

DCOP Ken Yeboah said the police committed an error by failing to anticipate the attack.

He, however, said he would not resign over the incident because he has corrected the error.

He spoke to Starr FM's Francis Abban on Friday.

Meanwhile, the 13 Delta Force escapees have turned themselves in to the Kumasi Central Police Command in the Ashanti Region after they were aided to run away from police custody in the aftermath of a Circuit Court hearing in connection with an earlier mayhem they perpetrated.

Saliu Akilu, Chairman of the pro-government security group, told Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Friday, 7 April that all the suspects turned themselves in on Thursday shortly after their other colleagues aided them to bolt.

The court siege followed a ruling by the judge to keep the 13, who were standing trial for assaulting the Regional Security Coordinator, in prison custody until 20 April.

After the mayhem, Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, warned the 13 to turn themselves in or get hunted. Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu also told the media the police did not see the escape coming.

The Ghana Bar Association also issued a statement condemning the attack, describing it as an attack on the rule of law. Meanwhile, an ardent supporter of the vigilante group, MP Kennedy Agyapong, has rescinded his support for them.

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