Let My Vote Count to sue police over Wednesday’s brutalities

Leadership of pressure group Let My Vote Count – one of the organizers of Wednesday’s demonstration against the current voters’ register – has threatened to sue the Ghana Police Service over the use of excessive force on protesters.

The police resorted to the firing of tear gas and rubber bullets as well as spraying of water cannons to disperse the protesters when controlling of them got tough.

Many were carried off injured while a number of them were arrested.

But speaking to journalists on Thursday, September 17, Convener of Let My Vote Count David Asante said the unfinished agenda of submitting a petition to the Electoral Commission will be prosecuted as they have resolved to picket at the EC’s headoffice next week.

He said they are ready to cooperate with the police on the wayforward but are piecing together information to mount the court challenge.

“We are currently piecing together all the information we can gather about [Wednesday’s] incident including the allegation by a scientist who is a scientist suggesting that the police used Nitrous oxide, sleeping gas on the protesters.”

Mr Asante called on President John Mahama to come out to condemn the action of the police while medical care is sought for the injured.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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