National Chairman for the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, Security expert and CEO of Irbard Security Consult, Irbard Ibrahim and some 11 other individuals have been arrested by the police for staging an illegal peace march.
The individuals arrested were part of the Ghana-Togo Solidarity movement, who staged a peace march to draw the attention of local and international authorities to the political crisis in Togo.
According to reports, the movement failed to seek approval from the police before staging the peaceful march.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Mornah said “they threw me in the pickup as if I was a piece of charcoal… They drove us here and put us at counter back. They picked about 12 or 13 of us. The rest scattered. I wouldn’t understand that [this happened] after I have notified the police sufficiently. This is really not the democracy fought for…. I think that it brings to the fore that our police service is still in the archaic stone-age of doing things and that they can be instructed anyhow by forces outside of their remit…They are telling me that they received instruction from above.”
When Nyankonton Mu Nsem called Ibard Ibrahim, he said he was having lunch and have not been arrested.
He explained that some of his people were arrested due to miscommunication with the police.
According to him, he was part of those arrested by the police.