The Ghana police service have run to court to stop the “Arise Ghana” nigh demo.The service have dragged the organizers of the demo to court over the group’s planned demonstration.
The leadership of “Arise Ghana” had earlier notified the Police of its intention to hold its demonstration in the capital, Accra. The demostration will last for two continuous days and for its members to also picket in front of the Jubilee House during the night.
Police run to court over ‘Arise Ghana’ night demo, Jubilee House picketing
The Police, in a rather dramatic fashion in a letter dated June 13, 2022, responded and urged that in order to adequately ensure the safety of demonstrators and other members of the public, the demonstration should not travel into the night.
But the determined group failed to agree to the Police’s directive on the modalities of that protest. It is this disagreement which compelled the Police to go to court.
Part of the police letter announcing their court action reads “Due to the lack of agreement between the Police and the organizers on the time for the demonstration and location for their planned picketing, the Police have had no option but to submit the process to the court for a determination.” The police said this have been communicated to the “AriseGhana” group. This was contained in a statement by the Police signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Chief Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi said on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Letter from the police communicating their decision
The service in its statement assured the organizers and the public in general of its readiness to provide security for the demonstration once the matter is determined by the court.
The hearing of the case is scheduled for tomorrow Monday, June 27, 2022.