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18-Feb-2019  
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Lawyer for a group of aggrieved natives in the Talensi District, whose plans for a demonstration were truncated by a “court order,” has accused the police of deliberately misleading them and the public with a false claim of securing a High Court injunction against the intended demonstration.

A group of people from the Talensi District in the Upper East Region had planned to express their displeasure against the manner in which  accidents and deaths in the Gbane area had been handled over the years.

The group slated the demonstration for Monday, February 11, 2019, when participants would move over 30 kilometres from Tongo, through Winkongo and to the Bolgatanga Municipality to present a communiqué to the Upper East Regional Minister, Paulina Abayage.

The group’s lawyer, Douglas Seidu Esq, in a statement to the police in Bolgatanga which was sighted by DAILY GUIDE, said the group made up of natives of Talensi acknowledged the important role the police would have played in that demonstration which was slated for Monday, and they wouldn’t have had a problem with the ban placed by the police, provided their excuses were genuine.

According to the lawyer, the Bolgatanga High Court did not give any injunction order against the people of Talensi or the general public demonstrating; neither did the court give any injunction against the issuance of press release as was directed by the police.

He said: “… no court will ever do same”. He indicated that the police order to the demonstrators was a clever and deliberate misinterpretation of the order obtained from a lower court which was twisted to look as though it was from the High Court.

“To this end, we have instructed the organisers to politely ignore the said press release; it is a veiled attempt to throw dust into the eyes of the public. No such order has been granted by any court,” he added.
 
 
Source: Daily Guide
 
 

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