A Pan-Africanist who actively participated in the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration found himself in police custody while in the midst of granting a live interview on national television.
This individual, who chose to be identified solely as ‘Safani,’ was in the midst of conducting an interview with the media at the 37 Lorry Station in Accra when a group of police officers suddenly disrupted the interview, detaining him without providing any formal explanation for their actions.
The arrest was captured on video and swiftly circulated across various social media platforms. Following his apprehension, Safani was placed on a bus alongside other protestors who had been earlier apprehended.
These events transpired against the backdrop of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest, which had been organized by Democracy Hub but faced a significant setback due to the series of arrests.
These incidents unfolded after the protestors decided not to comply with a police injunction issued merely one day before the scheduled demonstration.
Democracy Hub emphasised that they had not been officially served with the court order, which led to their decision to proceed with their peaceful march.
The arrested protestors have since been transported to the Greater Accra Region Police Headquarters near Tudu, further intensifying the ongoing developments surrounding the protest.