National Communications Director of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has condemned the arrest of protestors of the 'Occupy Jubilee House' demonstration.
He described the police action as unlawful and a blatant abuse of fundamental human rights.
The protest, organised by the pressure group Democracy Hub, embarked on a three-day demonstration against what they termed as "misrule" by the Akufo-Addo government.
However, police disrupted the protest which started on Thursday, September 21, arrested and detained the demonstrators at various police stations in Accra.
According to NDC's lawyer Sammy Gyamfi, "This arrest of innocent citizens who decided to embark on a peaceful protest against the misrule of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government this morning, is not only unlawful but shameful and backward."
He further alleged that some of the arrested protestors had their phones illegally seized and were subjected to beatings and inhumane treatment by the police.
He stated, "Even more reprehensible is the fact that some of the unlawfully arrested protestors have had their phones illegally seized and have been subjected to beatings and all manner of inhumane and degrading treatments by the Ghana Police Service.”
The NDC communication officer expressed disappointment at the conduct of the police under the leadership of the Inspector General of Police (IGP)Dr. George Akufo Dampare, whom he said "many thought will be different."
Sammy Gyamfi condemned the police's "shameful conduct" and demanded the "immediate release of all the unlawfully arrested and detained protestors."
He stated: "Enough of the institutionalized tyranny! Release the protestors NOW!"