Security analyst, Nana Owusu Sekyere, has thrown himself into the release of the Delta Force 8 brouhaha by asserting that police prosecutors and state solicitors from the attorney general’s should have taken their time and done much due deligence before going to court.
Speaking to Oheneba Boamah Bennie, the sit-in host of Top 103.1fm current affairs programme, Ghana Te Sen, Mr Owusu Sekyere said in as much as he acknowledges the delicate and political nature of the matter, it is utterly shocking that the prosecutors after weeks of stirring the Ghanaian public interest in the case will eventually aver that they do not have enough evidence to pursue the case further in court and compelling the court to free the eight NPP vigilante group members.
The highly opinionated security analyst wondered why the prosecutors went to court in the first place. “If they didn’t foresee being able to gather enough evidence to successfully prosecute the eight why waste state resources and time by rushing to court”, he asked.
Nana Owusu Sekyere said the outcry from sections of the public, particularly the opposition NDC that the presidency and the ruling NPP government as a whole has a hand in the release of the accused lacks substance and merit, adding that it is within the authority of prosecutors to discontinue matters they have brought before a court if they cannot secure a favourable judgement.
However, Nana Owusu Sekyere believes the public outcry weighed too heavily on the minds of the prosecutors to rush to court when they knew full well that evidence is the rule of the game of law.
He added that the case in itself by any stretch of imagination and exaggeration does not pose a threat to the security of the country as such. That said, he believed that our general security challenge as a country is only operational and tactical strategy.