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
who had been killed by Minnesota Police under
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.
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