-Bernard Mornah has sued the Inspector General of the Ghana Police
-The politician is askng the court to reward him with a sum of money over the incident
-He was arrested along with a few others over a planned rally
The General Secretary of the People’s National Convention, Mr. Bernard Mornah, has sued the Inspector General of the Ghana Police over an unlawful arrest carried out by the security service in December last year.
In a report sighted by YEN.COM.GH on Graphic.com.gh, the politician, as part of his suit is asking the court to reward him with damages to the tune of GH¢136, 960.50 over his arrest which he considered to be violation against his personal rights to liberty.
Mr. Bernard Mornah, in racking up the violations, added that the security outfit also infringed upon his right to dignity, freedom of assembly, including freedom to take part in processions and demonstrations and his right to administrative justice.
In this case, the Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service was named as the First Respondent in the suit.
The sum mentioned in the suit according to the political party executive, was the cost incurred by the movement who were holding the meeting.
In December 2017, the General Secretary of the PNC, together with other people were arrested by the Ghana Police Service stationed at the Nima Police Station.
Mr. Bernard Mornah and some 18 other personalities who were arrested, were about to embark on a peaceful protest under the auspices of the Ghana-Togo Solidarity Movement.
According to the police their arrest was due to the fact that the said meeting was against the advice of the police.
Some reports however, had it that the police had gone ahead to give the ‘green light’ for the meeting to be held.
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