The Criminal Division of Accra High Court has served a Prohibition Order intended to put a break on a planned picketing slated for February 24, 2021 by a group of Ghanaians.
The Order was granted based on an Ex parte application filed by the Ghana Police Service after the group led by Elikem E. Kotoko pointed out to them in their last correspondence that, they do not have any authority under the laws to stop them from exercising their democratic right.
Mr. Elikem E. Kotoko, the convenor has scheduled a three-day picketing at the premises of the Presidency, Electoral Commission’s Headquarters and the Supreme Court from Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 to Friday, 26th February, 2021.
The Greater Accra Regional Command has earlier wrote a letter to Elikem E. Kotoko preventing the group from embarking on the picket. The commander noted that, restrictions imposed by the Executive Instrument (E.I) 395 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic has still not been lifted.
As a result, the group through the convenor has been asked to stop their plans to picket indefinitely at the premises of the Presidency, EC Headquarters and the Supreme Court as they are of high security interest to the State, please.
See the Prohibition Order below.