Police for Ghana caution de general public against joining de #FixTheCountry protest after Supreme Court ruling.
Dem issue statement after Supreme Court of Ghana set aside dema injunction dem secure for High Court against de planned protests.
DSP Afia Tenge, Head of Public Affairs for Accra Regional Police Command talk say “Supreme Court base dema decision on de indefinite terms in of de exparte order.”
Meaning say, de Supreme Court only quash de order sake of dem secure am through ex parte motion for de High Court.
Despite dis, another case dey court between protest leaders and de police which High Court dey hear on Monday, June 14.
Supreme Court of Ghana inside judgement dem pass on Tuesday 8 June 2021, throw out indefinite injunction on #FixTheCountry protest wey Police Service secure.
De High Court place de injunction on de planned street protest on de basis of Covid-19 restrictions on public gathering which Prez Akufo-Addo impose.
But Justice Yaw Appau who preside over de hearing describe de indefinite injunction on #FixTheCountry protest as error.
#FixTheCountry Ghana protest background
Ghana Police Service last month secure injunction to stop social media activists from going on plus dema planned protest on May 9.
Dem secure de injunction through ex-parte motion, which de #FixTheCountry leaders describe as illegal for Ghana wey dem take de matter go court.
Under de High Court’s rules, injunctions granted without arguments by de affected persons (ex-parte) for last up to just 10 days.
Lead Counsel for de campaigners, Justice Sai on Tuesday pray de court to set aside de injunction.
Despite counter arguments from Attorney General, Godfred Dame, de five-member Supreme Court panel after de hearing quash de injunction police secure against #FixTheCountry protestors.
Timeline of #FixTheCountry protest
On May 4, 2020 thousands of Ghanaians on social media join Twitter hashtag #FixTheCountry to protest poor governance and difficulties with de Ghanaian economy.
Within 24 hours after de hashtag start, de online campaign gain nationwide attention promoting calls for street protests.
Protest leaders announce Sunday May 9, 2020 as day for de street protests.
But on May 6, Ghana Police Service go High Court secure indefinite injunction against de protest on de basis that COVID-19 ban on public gathering still dey in force.
Protest leaders take de matter on for Supreme Court of Ghana who set hearing of de case for today, June 8, 2020.