An motion for an interim injunction against the organizers of the already-staged #OccupyBoG Protest was denied by the High Court in Accra (Financial and Economic Division).
This came about after the Police (Applicant) retracted their application, which was rendered moot because they claimed the incident had already occurred “peacefully.”
George Tetteh Sackey, the principal state attorney, informed the court on Wednesday, October 11, that the demonstration had already happened and “we wish to withdraw the application.”
When the Court inquired on the outcome, he remarked that the “demonstration was peaceful.”
As a result, Justice Edward Twum dismissed the application as withdrawn.
The Bank of Ghana’s governor, Dr. Ernest Addison, and his deputies were to be asked to resign, and the protest, known as #OccupyBoG (Bank of Ghana), was scheduled for October 3. The Police had expressed worries about the event’s route.
The exercise was also intended to allow participants to voice their concerns on the central bank’s historic GHC60 billion loss in the fiscal year 2022.
But the demonstration continued (on October 3) despite the court case still being ongoing due to back and forth and the Police’s improper serving of the injunction application on the Respondents.
The respondents in the case are the Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson-led minority in Parliament and Bernard Mornah, Rex Omar, and Masawudu Mohammed of Arise Ghana.
The Police demanded one more try to serve the minority on Tuesday, September 26 after accusing them of avoiding service.
The exercise has already taken place, but the organizers have given warning that they will stage a new protest in response to the Central Bank governor’s refusal to accept their plea.