The Ghana Police Service is set arraign 22 persons before court today, December 7, 2021 for disrupting public order.
The police arrested these persons on Monday, December 6, 2021 during the nationwide sit-down strike by the Coalition of Driver Unions in the country.
These suspects, according to the police, were arrested in areas in Accra such as Anyaa, Sowutuom and Amasaman.
Explaining the specific offences of these suspects in a statement sighted by ABC News, the police noted that the 22 persons engaged in rioting, causing damage and blocking public road within Accra.
“The Police in Accra, today Monday, December 6, 2021, arrested 22 suspects for various offences such as rioting, causing damage and blocking public road within the Accra Metropolis during the nationwide sit-down strike by the members of the drivers union. The suspects took advantage of the sit-down strike to disturb public peace notably at Anyaa, Sowutuom and Amasaman,” parts of the statement read.
The police statement continued, “all 22 suspects will be put before the court tomorrow Tuesday, December 7, 2021.”