Court stops 3 from ‘all-white or all-black’ attired party
The Adentan Circuit Court in Accra, Ghana has issued a restraining order against three individuals – Francis Ayenu, Dennis Tawiah, and Michael Ayenu – to prevent them from organizing an ‘all-white or all-black’ party on January 1, 2024. The court made this decision in order to maintain public peace and order, as well as to protect lives and property.
The court’s specific order prohibits the respondents and anyone connected to them from proceeding with the planned event, regardless of the event’s name or description. Additionally, the court directed any owners or operators of event venues related to the event to cooperate with the Ghana Police Service in enforcing the restraining order.
The court’s ruling was issued in response to an ex-parte motion filed by Chief Inspector Maxwell Lanyo of the Ghana Police Service on December 29, 2023. The police had received intelligence that two factions, including Francis Ayenu and Dennis Tawiah with Michael Ayenu, were planning to hold the event on December 28, 2023, and January 1, 2024.
Despite a previous injunction issued by the Adenta High Court, events were still held on December 28, 2023, prompting the police to seek further action to prevent future disruptions and breaches of peace.
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