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Ernesto Yeboah to spend night at police station – Lawyer

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Ernesto Yeboah is still in police custody despite meeting bail conditions set by the Circuit Court on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Mr. Yeboah’s lawyer, Sammy Darko said his client is still in police custody due to delays in verifying the residence of sureties standing in for the latter.

Mr. Darko on Eyewitness News expressed his dissatisfaction with what he called frustration in releasing his client.

He pointed out that the bail terms were harsh and excessive, given that his alleged offence was a misdemeanour.

 Ernesto Yeboah was arrested on June 6 at a Black Lives Matter vigil held in Accra last Saturday. He was charged with failure to notify the police of a special event contrary to section 1(1) of Act 491.

The Police had said Ernesto was arrested because the vigil, which they described as a protest, was not authorized. He was subsequently granted a GHS100,000 bail.

Mr. Yeboah pleaded not guilty and the court granted him bail with three sureties; with two of them being public servants.



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