High Court adjourns Minority OccupyBoG case

Spread the love

The Ghana Police Service has been given a seven-day deadline by the High Court in Accra to change the name of their injunction case.

This application aimed to stop the Minority in Parliament from demonstrating against Dr. Ernest Addison, the governor of the Bank of Ghana, and his two deputies.

Justice Edward Twum ruled today that the Police Service’s legal team simply made a mistake in using the word “Republic” in the application’s title, since it was filed by the Service.

The Court acknowledged that the Police Service’s supporting documents made clear their true intent, which was to act on behalf of the Inspector General of Police for the Police Service rather than the Attorney-General. The Police Service is a corporate entity with the legal capacity to bring legal proceedings under the 1992 constitution.

The attorneys for the Minority in Parliament were congratulated by Justice Twum for their thorough examination of the Police Service’s case.

He emphasized, however, that in the spirit of fairness, technicalities shouldn’t be used as an excuse to postpone the important issue.

The Court thereupon gave the Police Service seven days to change the title from “Republic” to “Inspector General of Police.”

The case has been postponed until September 18, 2023, on that day.

The Minority will meet with the Accra Regional Police Command later today to go over the specifics of their demonstration’s organization.

Following the Court’s intervention, the protest that was originally scheduled on September 5 was moved to Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

About admin

Check Also

Ghanaians in London demonstrate against their nation’s bad governance at the high commission

Spread the love On Friday, September 29, Ghanaians from all over the United Kingdom gathered …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *