Court rules on Arise Ghana stay of execution against police July 12
An Accra High Court has set 12 July 2022 to rule on the stay of execution application filed by pressure group Arise Ghana against Ghana Police Service in relation to an earlier ruling that restricted the anti-government protestors Arise Ghana to demontrate from 8am up to 4pm.
The latest application was filed by the group Monday after the court ruled that they cannot stage the demontration beyond 4pm. The group had earlier in a statement insisted the demonstration will proceed as planned.
“Lawyers for Arise Ghana have consequently filed a Notice of Appeal and an application for stay of execution of the said Order. The Police has been duly served. The demonstration will come off as planned. Protesters shall be converging at the Obra Spot/Kwame Nkrumah Interchange between the hours 10am and 12PM,” a statement by the group said.
The bone of contention between the Police and Arise Ghana which landed in court was the venue for the demonstration and the time it would be ending.
The court presided over by Justice Comfort Tasiame while partially granting the application said, the demonstrators should converge at Obra Spot through Farrisco Avenue to TUC and end at the Independent Square.
The said petition the court said should be received by a representative of the President if any.
Meanwhile, one of the leaders of the Arise Ghana Bernard Monah says the demontration will go on as planned against unbearable hardships, astronomical hikes in petrol prices, foods, profiligate spending by government, President Akufo-Addo’s luxurious travels, obnoxious policies of government and to demand reversal of the e-levy.