Leader of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah, has been charged with one count of failure to notify the police of a special event contrary to section 1(1) of Act 491.
Ernesto who appeared before the Accra Circuit Court 10, after being arrested and detained by the police on Saturday, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Lawyers for the accused asked for bail, for which the judge set the bail terms at 100,000 Ghana Cedis with three sureties, out of which two must be public servants.
His lawyers pleaded with the court to reduce terms since they were harsh and excessive. He called the judge to mind that the accused was already on police enquiry bail, and the offence is a misdemeanor.
The judge declined to revise the bail terms and the case was adjourned to 7th of July 2020′.
Ernesto Yeboah was arrested on Saturday 7 June, 2020 whiles holding a vigil in honour of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
According to the accused, on Citi TV yesterday, he personally sent a letter notifying the Police of the impending vigil and presented their program line up as well.
He was therefore surprised and not enthused about the explanation they gave for his arrest.