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Abudus petition gov’t over human rights violation

2010-06-11 00:04:17
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Ya-Naa Mahamadu
Some Members of the Abudu Royal Gate and their sympathizers have hit the streets of Accra in protest against what they describe as a violation of fundamental human rights by the Attorney General and the state prosecutor.

According to them, out of the nine Abudu’s who were arrested recently over the death of Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II in 2001, three of them have still not been charged.

Spokesperson for the Royal Abudu Family Dr. Zibblim Iddi in an interview with Citi News said the three men are still in BNI and CID cells which he said amounts to a violation of their rights.

Dr. Ziblim Iddi added that the demonstration was to demand the immediate release of the three people who have not been formally charged.

The demonstration started from the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and ended at the office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, where a petition was presented to the Deputy Attorney General, Ebo Barton-Oduro.

Receiving the petition on behalf of government, the deputy Minister assured members of the Abudu Royal gate that their concerns would be addressed appropriately.

He however urged them to exercise restraint and remain calm, since the case was still in court and investigations are ongoing.

Dr. Ziblim on May 31, 2010 expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Attorney General was handling the case. He said he had course to believe that the office of the Attorney General is deliberately dragging the case.

He added that the Abudus were upset about the incessant adjournment of the case and the refusal to free the three suspects who have been in detention since May 14 without any charges against them.

According to Citi News’ Reporter Prince Minkah, the demonstrators numbering about 300, staged a peaceful march as a dozen police officers offered them protection through some principal streets in the capital.


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