Ernesto Yeboah speaks for the 1st time after being arrested for holding George Floyd vigil

Ernesto Yeboah speaks for the 1st time after being arrested for holding George Floyd vigil

- The leader of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah, has spoken for the first time following a recent arrest

- He mentioned that the murder of George Floyd is similar to Ahmed Suale and others who lost their lives

- He stated that such a situation propelled the group to hold the vigil which was not appreciated by the government

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Activist Ernesto Yeboah was picked up by police and military officials for organising a vigil following the death of George Floyd in the hands of police.

His arrest was as a result of the group not getting clearance from the Office of the Inspector General of Police to stage their protest.

After his arrest and subsequent release, the leader of the Economic Fighters League has spoken for the first time.

Addressing Ghanaians on Facebook, he appreciated everyone for coming to support the event which could not see a fruitful end.

According to him, it is important for the rest of the world to know that whatever affects a black man in America, affects the black man in Ghana as well.

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He mentioned that the murder of George Floyd is similar to that of Ahmed Suale and others who lost their lives.

He stated that such a situation propelled the group to hold the vigil which was not appreciated by the government.

He also likened our failed economic system to the same system that was responsible for the death of Floyd in America.

He highlighted the economic hardship faced by the ordinary Ghanaian in their day to day livelihood.

He however said the primitive and brutish action of the national security, military, and police would not deter them from fighting for economic freedom.

Some individuals have however supported his quest to fight for economic freedom as they took to the comment section to air their views:

Yussif believes together, we can make Ghana great again.

Dompreh also said the youth of the country must demand for economic freedom.

Nii simply called for power to be given to the people.

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In other news, Apostle Kwabena Owusu Agyei, the prophet who was arrested for threatening Electoral Commission Chairperson Jean Mensa's life has landed in more trouble.

According to reports making rounds on social media, a substance suspected to be marijuana (weed) was found on him after his arrest.

As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, Owusu Agyei was arrested on the morning of Tuesday, June 9, 2020, while having an interview with a journalist.

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