Arrest Ahenkorah like you did Ernesto Yeboah – Economic Fighters League

Sat, 4 Jul 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

More calls are emerging, for the arrest and prosecution of former Deputy Trade Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah.

This follows his visit to a voters registration centre in his constituency despite having tested positive for COVID-19.

The Minister was forced to resign from his position after an outcry from several sections of the public over his decision which many termed as irresponsible.

Most recent to join the trends is Fighter General of the Economic Fighters League, Hardi Yakubu, who believes an arrest is in the right direction and will serve as a deterrent for a possible recurrence.

In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Yakubu cited an instance in the past where his leader, Ernesto Yeboah was arrested because he organized a Black Lives Matter vigil last month and arraigned for failure to comply with the COVID-19 restrictions, maintaining that same be done to the deputy minister.

With a bail requirement of GHc100,000 set by the court, Mr. Yeboah was released from police custody more than 30 hours after.

“The resignation is not enough. Why is somebody who has knowingly gone with a positive case to a pubic place being left off the hook? We showed picture and video evidence showing clearly that we [EFL] indeed complied with the COVID-19 protocols but that didn’t prevent them from still sending Ernesto Yeboah to court. Clearly, this vindicates our position that the law in Ghana punishes people who are in the lower class while the upper-class people are able to flip the law without being held accountable for their criminal actions,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has defended Mr. Ahenkorah, stating that the calls for prosecution are unwarranted and unfounded.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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