The Financial and Economic Division of the Accra High Court has received a request for an injunction from the Ghana Police Service against the #OccupyBoG demonstration’s organizers.
The organizers, which included the Minority caucus in Parliament, alerted the Police with a new notice on September 4 and insisted on the same route before introducing the most recent resolution.
On September 8, 2023, the Police (Applicant) were given an order by the court presided over by Justice Edward Twum to correct mistakes on the motion paper’s face.
This came after the minority, represented by the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC’s) Director of Legal Affairs Godwin Edudzie Tamakloe, lodged a preliminary legal objection.
Despite the fact that the first motion was still pending and the demonstrations’ scheduled start date of September 5 had passed, the organizers gave the police another notice announcing their protest for September 12, 2023.
The organizers’ insistence on using the same route, which was the focus of the court’s initial notice, prompted the police to file a second application for an injunction to stop the respondents from carrying out the demonstration.
The second motion assumed priority and declared the first motion moot on Monday, September 18, 2023, the day the court set for the hearing of the first injunction.
On Tuesday, September 19, 2923, a new application for injunction that requests the same remedy is expected.
Even though the protest’s organizers have subsequently altered their plan, they are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, September 19, to formally inform the judge of the most recent development.
The police’s primary attorney, Superintendent of Police Sylvester Asare, was there but the respondents weren’t.