Delta Force 13 fined Gh¢31,200 for escaping lawful custody

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The thirteen members of the Delta Force vigilante group aligned to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) who escaped from the Circuit Court in Kumasi last Thursday have been fined a total of Gh¢31,200.

   The 13 who pleaded guilty to the offence of escaping from lawful custody was fined Gh¢2,400 each by the Kumasi Circuit Court (4) when they were arraigned on Tuesday morning, reports Graphic Online’s Donald Ato Dapatem from Kumasi.
The court handed them 200 penalty units each which translates to Gh¢2,400.

The court said it was being lenient with them because they were first time offenders and because they also surrendered themselves to the police and thereby saved the police the time in going to look for them.

It was said it took into consideration by the guilty plea by the 13 which also saved the court the time of going through an entire trial.

Dapatem reported that the atmosphere at the court was calm. There was a heavy security presence unlike the first time they were taken to court last Thursday.

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