The about 15 members of the # TheFixCountry campaign who were arrested earlier on Friday for massing up at the premises of the High Court in Accra have been released on bail.
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The arrested persons, including social media personality, Efia Odo were held at the police station and made to write their statements before being discharged and asked to return on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Efia Odo, who confirmed the development to Citi News, told Umaru Sanda Amadu on Eyewitness News that, their lawyers engaged with the police, and they were granted bail.
“Nobody came to us to say the reason why we were arrested. They spoke to our lawyers, and we were granted bail. They said all of us should come back to the police station on Monday,” she said.
The reason for the arrest is unknown, except that they were at the High Court to support lawyers of the group in a lawsuit that was brought against them.
Before the arrest, the campaigners were outside the court premises taking photos while waiting to return to the courtroom later to hear the court’s judgement.
“I was with the conveners, and we were taking pictures. It wasn’t a huge crowd, and we were outside the premises of the courts. No security guard came to say we were making noise or anything,” she said.
She added that while the men were put behind bars, the women who arrested were made to sit outside.
“I and two other ladies were waiting outside while the guys were put in a cell. They took our phones, but they gave it back to us,” she recounted.