Lawyers for Conveners of the HASHTAG Fix the Country Protesters have apologised to the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court for their inability to file their affidavits in opposition to the case in which the Police is restraining them from a planned protest.
The Court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, adjourned the case to Monday, June 14, for it to be heard after lawyers had prayed for time to respond to the application at the last sitting. One of the lawyers of the Respondents, Tata Kosi Foliba said they only filed their affidavits in opposition to the application on Monday and had a copy to show to the Court.
He told the Court that was as a result of difficulty in arriving at a consensus from all respondents.
Assistant State Attorney, Frederick Adu Gyamfi, said they have not been served with the respondent affidavits in opposition.
He said they are ready to move their application in Court but were reminded to wait for them to be served with the respondent’s response.
The Court after listening to the applicants adjourned the case to the 21st of this month. One of the Conveners of the Demonstrators, Adakye Brownson, said they are mobilizing for the planned protest against economic hardships. He told Journalists after Court proceedings that the Police have filed an application to restrain them from protesting, but they are not perturbed.
Invoking the Public Order Act, 1994, the Police is seeking restraining prohibition orders against a scheduled demonstration of the HASTAG Fix the Country Protesters.