Court stops ASEPA from demonstrating against Agyapa deal

Alliance for Social Equity and Accountability (ASEPA) has been ordered by a court in Accra to stop the demonstration they have planned against the controversial Agyapa deal.

The injunction was placed after General Inspector of Police (IGP), Mr James Opppng Boanuh went to court when the group insisted to embark on the demonstration despite the order from the police.

The ASEPA has decided to go contrary to Police directive and stage a demonstration against the the Agyapa mineral royalties deal after a group in the Eastern Region were allowed to staged a demonstration against Former President John Mahama over his social media comment despite the Covid-19.


“It is hereby ordered that the respondents herein, namely ASEPA and Mensah Thompson or any other group of persons affiliated to the respondents are prohibited and restrained from demonstrating against an agreement passed by the Parliament of Ghana popularly known as Agyapa agreement which demonstration is intended for 21st September 2020,” the court order said.

“If permitted to demonstrate in this manner, public health and security could be endangered. Your notification to demonstrate in this COVID-19 pandemic era cannot be sanctioned please,” the police said in an earlier statement.