The Ghana Police Service says it has secured an injunction from the High court presided over by Her Ladyship Lydia Osei Marfo to restrain a group called Justice 4 Ghana from picketing around the Parliament House today, Wednesday 8, 2021.
The group, led by its leader, Benard Mornah who was chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC) announced the group’s intention to protest the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government.
The leadership of the group in a pre-demonstration meeting with the police indicated that it will congregate at the Efua Sutherland Park and then move to Parliament House to present its petition.
It also added that it will picket at the Parliament House till their grievances are addressed.
The police proceeded to court where, it says, secured an indefinite injunction to restrict the group from picketing on the premises or anywhere around the Parliament House when attempts to convince the group to rescind from picketing proved futile.
Meanwhile, the police say it will provide the necessary security for the group in exercising their constitutional right is protesting today.
Reacting to the development, Benard Mornah, in an interview on Eyewitness News indicated that his group hasn’t received any notification of that sort from the police.
His argument as quoted by CNR was that “That [injunction] is an imagination. On Tuesday morning, I spoke to the Accra Regional Police Commander. This [Tuesday] evening, I spoke to the head of the police in Parliament, Freeman Tettey… We have not been served any attempt by the police that they were going to court, and you cannot go to court on ex-parte motion and stop a protest,”
He said they will go ahead with their original plans since his outfit does not pose any security threat.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini