Arise Ghana files Stay of Execution pending notice of appeal of High Court’s decision

The High Court is expected to be moved on July 12, 2022 to hear the motion for Stay of Execution.

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Pressure group, Arise Ghana has filed a motion for Stay of Execution against the High Court ruling yesterday, regarding the time and location of their demonstration. 

The High Court, presided over by Justice Comfort Tasiame had ruled that the planned demonstration should start at 8 am and end at 4 pm, instead of the earlier night demonstration from 3 pm to 10 pm. 

The Court also ordered that the protest should commence at the Obra Spot here in Accra and end at the Independence Square, instead of the group's intention to picket at the Jubilee House. 

The Court’s intervention came after the Ghana Police Service and organisers of the demonstration were unable to reach an agreement on the time and location of the planned picketing. 

The High Court is expected to be moved on July 12, 2022 to hear the motion for Stay of Execution. 

The group has also filed a motion at the Court of Appeal to appeal the entire June 27, 2022 judgment of the High Court. 

“Please take notice that the second respondent/appellant (Bernard Mornah) herein being dissatisfied with the ruling of the High Court, Criminal Court ‘4’ Accra. Coram: Her Ladyship Comfort Tasiame dated 27th June 2022, do hereby appeal to the Court of Appeal on the grounds set out in paragraph 3, and will at the hearing of this appeal seek the relief set out in paragraph 4 of the Notice of Appeal,” the document for Notice of Appeal reads. 

The grounds for the appeal, according to lawyers of the group is that the ruling of the High Court was against the weight of evidence presented by Bernard Mornah. 

They are therefore seeking a reversal of the High Court order. 

Meanwhile, the planned demonstration is currently underway. Members of the group are protesting Ghana’s current dire economic conditions.