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Charges against Ernesto Yeboah dropped

Charges against Ernesto Yeboah leader dropped

Charges against Ernesto Yeboah dropped

The Accra Circuit Court 10 has discharged leader

of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah,

of charges of breach of the public order law.

This follows the Republic’s withdrawal of the charges

against the outspoken campaigner for national economic liberation.

Ernesto Yeboah was arrested and charged with

breaching the public order act following a

June 1, 2020 vigil held in honour of

46-year-old American, George Floyd,

who had been killed by Minnesota Police under

bizarre circumstances.

The incident had attracted global condemnation

in which governments, including the Government of Ghana,

spoke in unison against the ills of racist-induced police brutality.

Charges against Ernesto Yeboah  dropped
Charges against Ernesto Yeboah dropped
Ghana’s Economic Fighters League joined in this
global action dubbed, Black Lives Matter,

with a vigil at the Independence Square which was

disrupted by police on the night.

The Ghana Police Service had accused the Movement

of non-compliance with provisions of the Public Order Act

which require police notification prior to such gatherings.

Even though the Movement insisted it had served the

police with the required prior notification, police sources

says the said notification had not reached the police at the time of the vigil.

In court on Monday, March 15, 2021, however,

Prosecutor, Chief Inspector, Emmanuel Haligah,

told the court that the State was no longer

interested in pursuing the charges.

Though reasons were not immediately assigned

for the State’s sudden move after 9 months of prosecution,

the court went ahead to strike out the case as prayed by the State

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