The Ghana Police Service’s Accra Regional Command has turned down a demonstration request by broadcaster Godsbrain Smart, aka Captain Smart, and #FixTheCountry coordinator Oliver Barker-Vormawor.
The nature and tone of the demonstration, as envisioned, is incompatible with the Public Order Act, according to the police, prompting the decision to call it off.
The three-day demonstration would have allowed the leaders to address the country.
“The Accra Police Regional Command on Sunday May 29 2022 received a notice of intention to embark on a demonstration by a group of persons : Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah, Captain Godsbrain, Benjamin Darko, Oliver Barker-Vormawor.
“The service is of the view that the nature and character of the demonstration as intended, is inconsistent with with the Public Order Act,” the Police said in a statement.
Police Statement on Intended Armed Demonstration in Accra pic.twitter.com/vqnCCWKfiU
— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) June 1, 2022