The Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public against heeding calls to demonstrate in support of the “Fix-the-country” protests.
This comes shortly after the Supreme Court in Accra quashed an ex parte order granted by the High Court earlier in May. The High Court had issued an order that restrained the conveners of the campaign from embarking on a public demonstration. The Supreme Court determined on Tuesday afternoon that the judgment by said High Court was erroneous.
However, a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs of the Police Service, DSP Effia Tenge as sighted by Dennislaw News, notes that “the substantive case between the Police and the conveners on their right to demonstrate is still pending at the High Court (Criminal Division 1) Accra, and slated for hearing on Monday, 14 June 2021.”
The Police have argued that the Supreme Court’s decision was reached after an evaluation of the indefinite terms upon which the ex parte order was made.
Consequently, the Police has called on the general public to refrain from participating in such assemblies or demonstrations, given that the Supreme Court has not barred the Police Service or its assigns from interfering with said constitutional rights of the conveners.
Find the full statement attached;