Ghanaian socialite, Efia Odo, has strongly criticized the police’s treatment of #OccupyJulorBiHouse demonstrators.
Efia Odo, known for her active participation in the ‘Fix The Country’ protest in 2021, expressed her disapproval of the arrest of 50 protestors on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
In her tweet, she implied that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s actions resembled those of a dictator in response to the police’s handling of the protestors.
“We put these people in power only for them to turn and make a mockery of us. Something as simple as a demonstration which is our human right, look at how they treat us. We truly voted for a Dictator!! #OccupyJulorbiHouse,” she wrote on Twitter.
Efia Odo is just one of the numerous showbiz personalities expressing their disappointment with the arrest of citizens participating in the demonstration.
Prominent figures from the entertainment industry, including Kofi Kinaata, KiDi, KoJo Cue, Lydia Forson, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and others, have taken to social media to voice their frustration over these developments.
The civil society group behind the protest, Democracy Hub, had initially informed the Ghana Police Service of their intention to hold the demonstration on Nkrumah Memorial Day. Their objective was to call for action to address economic mismanagement and corruption within the government.
Despite police warnings and an injunction application filed by law enforcement on the eve of the protest, the organizers proceeded with the planned picket at Jubilee House.
The protestors remain determined to convey their message and have reconvened for Day 2 of the demonstration, despite a strong police presence.