lgnore calls to embark on #FixTheCountry demo -Police warns public

The Ghana Police Service has issued a warning to the public to disregard any call to join a demonstration by the #FixTheCountry protesters.

The Greater Accra Regional Police PRO, Effia Tenge, who disclosed this stated that despite the Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday, June 8,  which quashed a High Court order that sought to restrain the conveners from taking to the street of Accra to demonstrate, the aggrieved group cannot protest.

This was after the Police had released a statement discouraging Ghanaians from heeding calls by the organizers to embark on any form of demonstration.

According to the Police, the Supreme Court did not cut short the police service from interfering with the Constitutionally mandated right of the demonstrators from protesting.

“It is not now that the police is seeking a restraining order against the conveners. This case has been pending in court after the police filed an ex-parte motion that restrained the conveners of the #FixTheCountry from embarking on their demonstration. But because we went on an ex-parte, for which the court granted an injunction, we have to go back to the court and this time around, on notice,” Effia Tenge said,  hoping to extend their restrictions.

The substantive case between the police and the conveners on their fundamental right to protest is put before Accra High Court and expected to be determined by the court on Monday, June 14, 2021.

By Odoom Lawrence|

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