Arrested protesters were denied food, one hospitalized due to hunger – Opare Addo

The lawyer for some of the Arise Ghana protesters, George Opare Addo has indicated the protesters that were arrested on Tuesday 28 June, 2022 during the Arise Ghana demonstration were left to starve in police custody.

He indicated that one of the 29 who were arrested and kept in police custody had to be rushed to the hospital due to the impact of the hunger he suffered and is still hospitalized. The other 28 are kept in; Tesano, Osu, Ministries, La, and Nima Police Stations.

“We got to the police headquarters around 9:30 pm to present ourselves as legal counsel to the arrested protesters but they refused us entry and access to them. No matter what we said, they still refused us. We opted that they should allow us to give them food because they were hungry but they denied us” he told Alfred Ocansey on 3FM Sunrise Morning Show

Lawyer Opare also emphasized that if the police do not grant the arrested protesters a police inquiry bill by 4 PM today, it would be a blatant violation of the rights of the suspects since the 48hours lawful custody would have been elapsed.

By Samuel Afriyie Owusu

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