AG wants High Court to start criminal proceedings against #FixTheCountry organisers

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame, on Monday, June 21 urged the High Court hearing the case between organisers of the yet-to-be-staged #FixTheCountry demonstration and the Ghana Police Service to make same a criminal matter.

He, therefore, said he was competent enough to intervene as the Chief Prosecutor of the Republic.

This came to light in court on Monday as the organisers fight an injunction sought by the police against their intended demonstration.

Reports say the Minister of Justice was in court, as at previous sittings, to move a motion but told the court that the earlier reliance on the Civil Procedure Act will be changed.

However, lawyers for the #FixTheCountry campaigners were surprised as no charges on this new development were preferred against them, neither was a plea as to guilt or otherwise taken.

“Further, the Attorney-General did not address the fact that even the reliefs sought by the Republic in this case, an injunction, is a civil remedy and not a criminal remedy,” the campaigners stated in an update from the court, which adjourned hearing to Friday, June 25.