The Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public to disregard any call to demonstrate from conveners of the “Fix-the-Country” protest.
In a press release issued by the Police, the public should disregard any call from the protestors of the “Fix-the-Country”.
“Disregard any call to demonstrate by the conveners of the “Fix-the-country” protest without complying with provisions of the public Order Act.”
The Police stated that regardless of the Supreme Courts order that dismissed earlier order by the High Court, the protestors cannot undertake the demonstration. The conveners of the “Fix-the-country” are therefore restrain from embarking on any public demonstration.
“The Supreme Court quashed an earlier Order granted ex parte by the High Court on May 6 2021, restraining the conveners of the “Fix-the-country” protest from embarking on a public demonstration. The decision of the Supreme Court was based on the indefinite terms in which the ex parte Order was made.”
On May 6, 2021, the Police Service filed a complaint to Accra High Court on the case of the protestors of “Fix-the-country”. The Accra High Court then ruled in the favor of the Ghana Police Service.
However, On 8th June, the Supreme Court quashed the order by the High Court. The Supreme Court ruled in the favor of the protestors. The Court was presided by his Lordship Justice Yaw Appau. Moreover, the Supreme Court emphasized on the right of the conveners of the “Fix-the-country” protest. As a result, they can undertake the public demonstration.
This ruling did not go well with the police, so the case is still pending at the High Court. “The substantive case between the police and the conveners is still pending at the High Court (Criminal Division 1) Accra, and slated for hearing on Monday, 14 June.”
Story by: Selimatu Issawu/pinkfmonlinegh.com