E/R: Four for court for defying ban on public gatherings to enstool a chief

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The Akuapim Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) in the Eastern Region has confirmed the arrest of four persons, who defied ban on public gatherings to enstool a chief.

The suspects, according to the council, could face court for flouting Covid-19 safety protocols as well.

According to MUSEC, the four played lead roles to organize the event which saw a new leader of the Akuapim Traditional Council being enstooled on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Images which have flooded social media platforms have received widespread condemnation by a section of the Ghanaian public, as many expressed fear that individuals who attended the event, including the new chief, may have been exposed to the deadly virus.

Akuapim North Municipal Chief Executive, Dennis Edward Aboagye, was quoted by CNR as saying: “We quickly dispatched our information Services Department vans to announce to the people that the ban on social gatherings was still in force and the need for social distancing. Our focus is on the fact that there is a breach of the social distancing rule and the directives of the President.”

“We have been able to identify four people now and they are with the police. They are still being questioned and if from the police’s point of view they believe that there are more people to be picked up, they will take it from there,” he said.

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the country has stepped up measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

President Akufo-Addo through an Executive Instrument imposed a ban on cultural and religious events though many have been arrested for flouting the order.

The country’s Covid-19 case count currently stands at 2,074 with 17 deaths.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH | Email: joevica18@gmail.com

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