The Ghana Police Service requested an injunction against the leaders of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest, but the Accra High Court denied their plea.
The Democracy Hub declined to accept the service, which resulted in a disagreement between the two parties. The injunction had been issued by the police on September 19 through their attorneys at the Democracy Hub, Atuguba & Associates.
This caused the first day of the three-day demonstration to be interrupted since the police viewed everyone who showed up at the specified meeting place, the 37 Lorry Station, as disobeying their orders.
But on Thursday, September 21, those who had been jailed on the first day were freed, and the demonstrators came back on Friday and Saturday to carry on their protest.
After the police dropped their motion, Judge Edward Twum, who was presiding over the case, made the decision to dismiss it.
Although the respondent’s attorneys had received the court documents, he emphasized that there was no proof that Benjamin Akuffo Darko, the case’s respondent, had received them.
In light of the fact that there was no court order and the protest had already taken place, Justice Twum came to the decision that the only practical course of action was to withdraw the application since it was no longer relevant.