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OccupyJulorbiHouse: 49 suspects arrested during demo released

By Vincent Ashitey
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One of the organisers of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse, Oliver Barker Vormawor has confirmed the release of the 49 suspects who were arrested during the Thursday, September 21 demonstration.

They were arrested within the vicinity of the Jubilee House and the 37 Military Hospital area. 

Their arrest was in "connection with an unlawful assembly and violation of the Public Order Act, a Police statement said.

Meanwhile, some members of the group and some celebrities including Efia Odo, and EL are gathering at the 37 Lorry station to continue Day 2 of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration.

The group has vowed to continue their protest despite the arrest of some participants and alleged intimidation by the police.


The police in a statement on the eve of the protest said it has filed an application at the High Court in Accra and successfully served organisers of the planned demonstration within the vicinity of Jubilee House from Thursday, 21st to Saturday, 23rd September 2023. 

The Police further urged the public “to take note and disregard any calls from any individuals or groups encouraging them to assemble for a demonstration at the Jubilee House” as the parties wait for the court to determine the matter.

“We equally wish to urge the organisers to respect the due process in the interest of public order and public safety,” it added.

However, the organisers of the planned picket assured the public that the protest would proceed despite an injunction application filed at the court by the police because they had not been duly served.

The 'Democracy Hub' group attempted to march to Jubilee House, the official residence of the President of Ghana on Thursday.

The police responded by arresting several protesters including some of the organizers.