July 15, 2024

In a blatant disregard for a court order, the Inspector General of Police has permitted AkwabaUK’s All-White Party to proceed, despite explicit instructions to restrain the event.

The Adenta Circuit Court in Accra had issued a clear directive to prevent the party, scheduled at Alliance Motors’ rooftop behind Opeibia House, citing concerns for public safety.

The Court’s decision was prompted by concerns raised by the Prosecution, represented by C/Inspr. Maxwell Lanyo, emphasizing the critical need to maintain public peace and safety. The restraining order extended not only to the named individuals but also to anyone associated with them, including agents, assigns, workmen, servants, or individuals claiming authority on their behalf. This effectively prohibited the organization, execution, or progression of the planned event, regardless of its title or description.

However, rather than adhering to the court order, our reporter discovered that the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mr. Arhin Kwasi Annor, with express directives from Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, deployed one busload of armed personnel along with three standby official cars bearing registration numbers GP 4801, GP 4802, and GP 767, contrary to the order served on COP/Mr. Asumadu Okyere-Darko, Director-General Legal Prosecution.

Alarmingly, all the personnel engaged in this operation lacked any identifiable names on their chests.

Furthermore, the allocation of La Dade Kotopon Constituency’s ambulances to support the proscribed event has sparked controversy, potentially diverting essential resources from urgent medical needs.

The All-White Party, also known as CASA White, is a New Year event organized by AkwabaUK, an event management and production company hosting various events worldwide.

This incident raises concerns about the adherence to the rule of law in Ghana, where security agents seemingly await executive orders to validate or contradict court decisions, casting shadows on the sanctity of legal directives.

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