First Lady Protester Could Face Breach Of Peace – Effa Darteh

A private legal practitioner and politician, Captain Rtd Nkrabea Effa Darteh says Reginald Sekyi-Brown, a student of the University of Ghana, who attempted to disrupt first lady’s speech with a placard, could be charged with breach of peace.

The police detained Mr Reginald Sekyi-Brown after he reportedly went “too close” to the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who was delivering a speech at a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a pediatric intensive care unit at the Korle Bu Hospital on Wednesday, May 30,2018.

Reginald Sekyi-Brown has for some time now been leading a campaign on social media for the immediate opening of the commissioned but closed University of Ghana Medical Centre with the hashtag: #OpenUGMCNow held a placard with the same inscription at the Korle BuTeaching hospital.

Speaking in an interview with the Host of Dwaboase on Power 97.9MHZ, Kaakyire Kwasi Appea-Apraku, Captain Rtd Effa-Darteh said the constitution does not specify the exact offence but he believes what comes close is breach of peace.

Although, the office of the First Lady has said Mrs Akufo-Addo is not interested in the matter, the lawyer, without quoting any article, said “the law that comes close to what the young man did is a breach of peace.”

Meanwhile, the police have granted Reginald bail and has asked him to report on Friday, June 1 2018.


Story by: Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman/

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