Leaders Of Nima Demo To Be Served With Summons

YOHUNO (3)The Accra Regional Police Command is to serve the leadership of Monday’s demonstration at Nima with criminal summons for embarking on demonstration without permit.

Seven of the members have so far been identified and are to be served accordingly. They are expected to appear before an Accra circuit court on Monday, November 25.

The Regional Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno, disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times yesterday.

The youth from the Ayawaso East and Ayawaso West constituencies were said to have staged the demonstration to demand the completion of work on the main drainage in the area which they alleged had been abandoned since 2011.

The demonstrators also alleged that the width of the wall of the gutter was too small and could collapse in the event of a heavy downpour.

Holding placards some of which read ‘who chop gutter money’ among others, the irate youth went through some principal streets of Nima, Maamobi, Kawukudi, and the Nima highway to Nima 441.

According to the regional commander, his outfit received a letter from the group on the intension to embark on a demonstration after which it would present a petition to the President at the Flagstaff House.

He said the youth were duly informed that since the Flagstaff House was a security zone, it would not be appropriate to demonstrate in the area.

DCOP Yohuno said the youth were, therefore, asked to report on Monday at the Regional Police Command for an agreement on the routes and the converging point instead of the Flagstaff House only for them to defy the police order to embark on the demonstration.

He said the attempt by the police to restrain some of the youth from embarking on the demonstration resulted in an injury to a police officer.

The officer, General Constable Samuel Akotsa, was stabbed in the hand with a sharp knife by one of the irate youth, Mohammed Haadi, and was rushed to the Police Hospital in Accra for treatment.

After, investigations he said, Haadi who had been arrested, would be put before court to serve as a deterrent to others. By Francis Asamoah Tuffour

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