‘Under Pressure’ Police Charge NPP Official For Causing Traffic Jam
The Police which has been on a hunt for the leadership of the group after their maiden rally at Dome – Kwabenya say the group breached the Public Order Act by organizing a public political event without informing the police and causing traffic jam in the process.
Yesterday, the Deputy Communications Director, of Opposition New Patriotic Party Mr Sammy Awuku and the Youth Organiser of the Peoples National Convention Abu Ramadan had tough times understanding the explanation of the police for their invitation.
Mr Awuku in the company of his lawyers, Mike Ocquaye Junior and Gaby Otchere Darko sought an explicit explanation from the Madina police to the charges to which they had been invited but were delivered what the two termed as a shocker when they were told that their activities caused traffic jam.
The police after some heated arguments with the two lawyers then pressed the charges of breaching the public order act against Mr Awuku and Abu Ramadan to which they were asked to write a caution statement.
Interestingly, the police had on their list, Mohammed Atik, policy advisor to PNC, and Mr Kwabena Bomfe of the CPP as persons who also spoke at the rally but information gathered by the Chronicle indicate the two were not at that gathering.
Other leading members of Let My Vote Count Aliance who were are on the charge list include Mr Ernest Owusu Bempa who had earlier served notice that he was not going to honour the police invitation.
The Alliance’s activities are in pursuance of the NPP’s election law suit, to which the group is embarking on a nationwide campaign to rally support for the court action.
But even before the group held its first rally, they had complaint of plans of police intimidation.
Then just after the rally, the police came under pressure from affiliates of the ruling National Democratic Congress to arrest the conveners of the group for making comments and speeches which were not politically healthy and dangerous to the peace of the country, a thing which has been vehemently denied by the organizers of the group.
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