The legal team for the Arise Ghana pressure group has indicated that they will appeal the High Court’s judgment, which partially granted orders against them.
Meanwhile, the much anticipated Krom AyƐ Hye protest is, scheduled to come off today, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
The Court of Appeal is expected to be moved on July 12, 2022, the legal team of Arise Ghana say they disagree with the entire judgment of the High Court on the matter.
The High Court, in striking a balance between the competing demands of the Police Service and Arise Ghana, ordered the organizers to end their Krom AyƐ Hye demonstration at 4 pm on Tuesday.
It also ordered that the protest is started at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, marching through “Frisco” and “TUC” junctions to the Independence Square.
A petition may then be presented to a representative of the Presidency at the Square, the Court so ordered.
But the legal team for Arise Ghana in their notice of appeal, say that Justice Comfort Tasiame’s judgment is against the weight of the evidence as presented by Bernard Mornah, one of the organizers, in Court.
Lead Counsel, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe revealed that the Ghana Police Service obtained the judgment by mongering the fear of terror attacks.
“To pick the incidence of terrorist activities in the afternoon as the basis for the Court to deny the lawful assembly of people in the night was completely far-fetched. Not only that, it was a very sinister supposition to play on the emotional keyboard of the Court, because, for any judge who hears about terrorist acts, the feeling is possible to instil a certain fear. So the whole thing was a very mischievous plan by the Ghana Police to kind of put fear possibly in the Court as though there is an imminent threat of a coup in Ghana.”