The Attorney General has advised police to withdraw the earlier charges leveled against the 13 Delta Force members who chased out the Ashanti Regional security liaison officer from his office and proffered different charges of ‘rioting’ against them.
The earlier charges of conspiracy to commit crime, assault on a public officer and causing unlawful damage have been withdrawn and in lieu, slapped with rioting.
On Tuesday, October 10, the prosecutor, ACP Okyere Darko, applied for withdrawal of the earlier charges in court based on the advice by the AG.
The KMA circuit court, presided over by Mrs Mary Nsenkyire, accordingly discharged the accused after the prosecutor had applied for the withdrawal of the earlier charges.
They rearrested the suspects and slpped them with the new charges.
All the 13 Delta Force members and their lawyer, Matthew Appiah, were in court on Tuesday, October 10 2017 amidst tight security from the Regional Police Command.