It’s difficult to understand why Ernesto Yeboah was charged by the Police – Lawyer Sosu

One of the Lawyers of the Leader of the Economic Fighters League, Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu has expressed worry saying, it’s very difficult to understand why the Ghana Police Service has charged their client Mr. Ernesto Yeboah following their peacefully vigil organized on Saturday, 6th June, 2020 at the Black Stars Square in solidarity for the murdered Black American George Floyd and fight against racism.

The Human Right Activist disclosed that, they are taking an action to sue the Police-State over the Black Stars Square’s incident.

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Mr. Sosu noted that, their client has been admitted to a bail at Greater Accra Regional Police Headquarters at a sum of GH¢100,000 with one sureties.

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According to the Lawyers, the bail was granted after the caution statement and the charge statement were issued.

“He has been charge for failure to notify the police of such a public gathering against the Public Order Act as well as a breech of the E.I of government’s restrictions.” He added.

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Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu revealed that, they have contested the charges leveled against their client because the police have been given a six days notice since 1st June, 2020 and President Akufo-Addo has also eased the restriction on public gatherings including political activities.

“As at yesterday, when we were at the regional police headquarters, when we confronted the police, what the police said to me personally was that, the notice was short. We have contested that as well because, they were given a notice back at 1st June, 2020 and the event took place on 6th June, 2020. Clearly, there is no issue as to lack of notice and the issue of restriction too we have made them aware that, president Akufo-Addo since 30th May, 2020, has eased or relaxed the restriction and allowed for public activities including political activities.” He explained.

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 The NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the Madina Constituency who was speaking to TV3 midday news monitored by Coverghana.com.gh said, “what happened was of a political nature and this is a pro-political group that was doing a vigil and the people in attendance were about sixty-seven (67) and have observed all the protocols.”

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In his concluding statement, he said, they are leaving the case to the Court to justify for peace and justice to prevail. “However, we are leaving all those things to the Court.
God willing, from tomorrow Monday, we will know when we are going to Court and we will go and proof our innocence or basically reasons that doubt our gilt.” He concluded.

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