15 persons have been picked up by Police in Accra for allegedly imposing what the Police have described as an unlawful curfew on Ga Mashie and its environs.
It would be recalled that on Monday, June 25, traditional authorities announced the performance of some traditional rites as part of activities to mark this year’s Homowo Festival.
This prompted a section of social media users to issue warnings to their family and friends living in the Greater Accra region to remain indoors by 7 pm Monday over a traditional rite to be observed in the Ga Mashie enclave.
Some traders had to close their shops early with others rushing home while making calls to family and friends to seek refuge in case they are unable to beat the 7 pm deadline.
The police later on, in the evening of Monday, June 25, 2018, urged residents of Accra to go about their duties that evening, without fear, dispelling rumors of curfew from the Ga Traditional Council.
The Director of Operations for the Accra Regional Police Command Chief Superintendent Kwesi Ofori after the incident stressed that no traditional council had the power to impose curfew hence the rumors should be disregarded.
According to him, the traditional leaders within the Ga Mashie jurisdiction when questioned denied knowledge of any curfew.
The police have disclosed that investigations are still ongoing.