Leader of the Economic Fighters League Ernesto Yeboah will this morning face prosecution from the Human Rights Division of an Accra High Court for holding a vigil at the Black Star Square on June 6, 2020, against police brutality in the USA, after the killing of African-American, George Floyd which sparked global protests.
He will be accompanied by his lawyers.
According to Mr. Yeboah, he is unfazed by the court prosecution insisting he stands by his action which triggered his arrest by a combined team of armed police and military personnel
He told Citi TV’s Point of View hosted by Bernard Avle last night monitored by MyNewsGh.com that “I have no regret because we did nothing wrong. All we did was to follow laid down procedure and it is not new to us, it is something we have been doing.
“We are being dishonored that we have been pointing at is what you are seeing right now. The police, the state, all coming together so that they clamped down on good men and women. This is not an Ernesto Yeboah case; it is the people versus the system”
Many people from civil society and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have all accused the police of wrongdoing, asking them to apologise to Ernesto Yeboah.
It would be recalled that police earlier this week arrested Ernesto Yeboah for organising a vigil for the late George Floyd, who was killed by a white police officer who knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.
The police say Mr Yeboah and his Economic Freedom Fighters were in breach of the Public Order Act.