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#FixTheCountry: Police Arrest Efia Odo, Others

Efia Odo

More than 10 people, including socialite Efia Odo, were Friday afternoon arrested by the police for demonstrating in front of Law Court complex in Accra as part of the #FixTheCountry protest.

The group were demonstrating in front of the Law Court complex in Accra where the Criminal Division of the Court was hearing a case by the police seeking to place an injunction on the #FixTheCountry demonstration.

The court was hearing the case so as to deliver its ruling on whether the police could stop the demonstration and whether the Attorney-General could represent the police in court.

While the case was ongoing, some members of the group carrying placards protested in front of the court.

Not long afterwards the police moved in and arrested them.

They were taken to the Accra Regional Police command.

Meanwhile, the Accra High Court has struck out the application by the police seeking to stop the demonstration by the #FixTheCountry movement.

In a ruling Friday afternoon [June 25, 2021], the court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, struck out the application on the basis that the date for the protest (May 9) had already passed so there was no protest to be stopped.

“I’m of the opinion that the planned demonstration is passed and therefore the application is moot,” she ruled.

She, however, ruled that in the event the #FixTheCountry protestors wanted to embark on a new protest, they must go through all the laid down procedures including the one relating to the restrictions on public gathering.

 

Source: Graphic Online

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