Punishment Casely-Hayford calls for foreign sanctions on Ghana

According to him, the country’s inability to mete out punishment unto police personnel who brutalised ‘innocent’ Let My Vote Count Alliance demonstrators is the basis for his suggestion.

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Financial analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford is inviting sanctions from the African Union and other world governing bodies on Ghana.

According to him, the country’s inability to mete out punishment unto police personnel who brutalised ‘innocent’ Let My Vote Count Alliance demonstrators is the basis for his suggestion.

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“Just this morning, I read that in Malawi, the European Union (EU) has decided to freeze the accounts of persons who they believe were involved in brutalising peaceful demonstrators and also attempting to stage coups. When you hear things like this, you have to ask yourself how come Ghana gets so unique in all of these things and we don’t see the kind of sanctions that the EU, IMF and the World Bank is putting in. these institutions are letting us down,” he said on Citi FM’s The Big Issue.

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LMVCA Protesters

 

A demonstration by the members and supporters of the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG) and Movement for Better Ghana to demand the creation of a new voters’ register turned violent, as many people got injured and some flogged by the police after having reportedly veered off from the approved route to picket at the Electoral Commission (EC).

36-year old, Justice Adzakumah, lost one of his eyes as a result of police brutality in the September 16 demonstration.

READ MORE: > Nana Addo labels man who lost an eye in demo as freedom fighter

Nana Akufo Addo visited Justice Adzakumah play At the Nima New Town residence of Justice Adzakumah, Nana Akufo-Addo explained that after being informed of the unfortunate events of September 16, whilst on the “Rise and Build Tour” of the Upper East Region, and what had happened to Justice, in particular, he made it a point to visit him on his return to Accra. - See more at

 

President John Mahama directed the police to investigate the brutalities meted out to demonstrators. But according to Mr Casely Hayford, an independent body ought to carry out the investigations.

“When you take some body’s eyes out, because you’ve not been able to prove that he was a threat to your life, I think whoever gave the instruction and whoever thought that it was a good idea to do so, needs to be sanctioned. If we in this our own country cannot find that person and instead, we go to put together another internal police enquiry that is meant to unravel the so called truth… I am calling for an independent institution to put pressure on government to do the right things because the people of Ghana do not seem to have that ability due to the way the country’s constitution is convoluted,” he indicated.

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