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Police can’t intimidate us; we’ll also press charges against them – Akamba

One of the leaders of the Arise Ghana pressure group demonstration, Joshua Akamba has said that they are also making a case against the Police for assault during Day 1 of their demonstration on Tuesday June 28.

He told TV3’s Komla Adom at the Elwak Stadium in Accra during the Day 2 of the demonstration Wednesday June 29 that they are not intimidated by the action of the Police.

He said “we will make case against the Police. Whiles they are making case against us, we will also make case, we will press charges against them.

“Tell them that we are not afraid of their intimidation. Nkrumah came out of jail and became president we will rescue this country.”

The Ghana Police Service has served notice all organisers of Tuesday’s demonstration by Arise Ghana will be arrested and arraigned before court.

The police say they are taking that action as a result of the attacks and damage caused to public property.

The action, according to the law-enforcement agency, is in line with provisions of Section 3 of the Public Order Act, Act 491.

Tuesday’s demonstration dubbed #KromAy3Hye demo ended abruptly after police restrained the demonstrators from pouring onto Ring Road Central to March towards the Jubilee House.

Stones were pelted at the police, from persons accused by organisers as “agent provocateurs” planted within them by the same police, and tear gas were fired, that certainly from the police.

So far, 29 persons have been arrested.

“Available video footages of the event are being reviewed and all other persons identified for taking part in the attacks as well as inciting the violence will be arrested and brought to face justice,” the police said in a press release on Tuesday, June 28.

It observed that there is a “calculated falsehood” and “misinformation” being peddled by the leaders of the demonstration.

“We urge the public to disregard the untruths and treat them with the contempt they deserve, for the footages and images of the event speak for themselves.”

 

 

 

By 3news

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