From Richard Owusu-Akyaw, Kumasi .
The head of prosecution at the Ashanti Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Okyere Darko, was yesterday compelled to call for reinforcements after relatives of the slain National Democratic Congress (NDC) member, Abdul Wasiu Iddrisu, disobeyed his orders and dared him to arrest them and make their day.
Hell broke loose at the precincts of the Asokwa District Court, when aggrieved family members stormed the court, fighting people they termed as ‘Yammin boys’.
The rambo-style attack, which occurred at 10:40 am, and largely led by female relatives of the deceased member of the NDC, saw them (women) pummeling the perceived Yammin loyalists from all directions.
In no time, a brother of Wasiu, named Mohammed Tanko, forced himself onto one of the guys against the wall of the court.
Police swiftly came to the rescue of the poor man, who was in a white shirt over black trousers. According to the women, these loyalists of Yammin have no moral right to come to court, alleging that they were sent by their paymaster to come and fight for bail for the three suspects, namely Dauda Ibrahim, alias ‘Wayo’, 40, Agyin Samuel, alias ‘Rock’, 32, and Abdul Ganiyu, alias ‘Petit’, 37.
They rained unprintable insults on the largest opposition party in Ghana, querying why Muslims are the ones always murdered in the name of politics.
Not even the presence of the police could deter the irate family members, who came to the court in a hired ‘trotro.’
After attempts to calm down tempers had failed, the senior police officer had no option than to call for reinforcements to contain the situation.
According to the family members, the people they perceived as ‘Yammin boys’ know the whereabouts of the fugitive suspects and must be arrested by the police, but, ironically, they are in court to seek bail for the three suspects who have been arrested.
About a month ago, the Ashanti regional office of the NDC was turned into a Hollywood movie scene, when merciless gun-wielding men, believed to be members of an NDC vigilante group – The Hawks – opened fire on Wasiu and his other colleague, killing Wasiu instantly.
Speaking to the brother of the deceased, Mohammed Tanko accused the police of not doing thorough investigations to arrest those who are involved in the murder of his brother.
He opined that if the police are, indeed, serious about the work, those who are seeking bail for the three suspects must also be arrested and put before court.