The Leader of Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah says he does not regret organizing the Black Lives Matter vigil in Ghana.
The vigil was disrupted by a team of police and military personnel, at the Black Star Square, in the Greater Accra Region last Saturday, 6th June 2020 while Ernesto Yeboah was arrested.
Sharing his encounter with the police on The Point of View on Citi TV, he lamented that he was manhandled by the security agencies during his arrest.
Applauding the patrons of the vigil for their comportment and solidarity shown, Ernesto Yeboah said: “When I came back [from the police station], I was very impressed with the way fighters comported themselves with uttermost dignity and restraint.”
He disclosed that the security personnel constantly made reference to “an order from above” to halt their vigil despite he drawing their attention to a breach of their human rights as they had followed the right processes.
Ernesto Yeboah charged, faces court today
Meanwhile, Ernesto Yeboah, is expected to face the court today, June 11, 2020.
“The charges were that I did not notify the Police which was a lie and that the E.I was also breached which was also false. Before anyone entered the space, we were hand sanitized, our ushers were there to do that and if you came without a mask, you will be given one.”
“We were just about 60. We knew who and who was coming. There was a list. I have been charged on these two counts. On Thursday at 8.30, I will be in court and my lawyers will be there with me to begin the case,” he told Bernard Koku Avle on the Face to Face on Citi TV.