You can demonstrate-High Court rules in favor of #FixTheCountry protestors

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You can demonstrate-High Court rules in favor of #FixTheCountry protestors

An Accra High Court has ruled in favour of #FixTheCountry coveners.

The Ghana Police Service were in court to injunct the #FixTheCountry demonstration as they cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason the demonstration can’t come off.

According to the court, the application is considered debatable as the date intended for the demonstration has elapsed.

Justice Ruby Aryeetey who was the presiding judge stated that the coveners can go ahead and demonstrate but must adhere to the laid down procedures by writing to the police.

Earlier, the court struck out an application by the conveners to bar the Attorney General from representing the Ghana Police Service.

The court reasoned that the Attorney General is the principal prosecutor of all state cases therefore it can represent the Police Service if they feel inadequate.

Justice Aryeetey said the Attorney General was the go-to person for all criminal trials in the country, and for all civil trials involving the government and its agents.

She held that the Police Service is not competent to handle a suit on behalf of the state without the authorisation of the Attorney General, since the reliefs sought are all issuable in the name of the Republic, and, more so, because the Police Service is not a corporate body to sue and or be sued.

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