Nana Oye Lithur, a human right activist cum lawyer, suffered some kind of brutalities at the hands of some policemen at Parliament on Tuesday. The vociferous woman was beaten mercilessly together with a group of people she was leading to Parliament to petition the members of the legislature to pass the Right to Information Bill which has been delayed. Immediately the group known as the Coalition on the Right to Information-Ghana, got to the main entrance of parliament house they were stopped by the heavy armed police presence at the place following which they were warned not to enter the House. According to the police, they had been given an order from above that Oye Lithur and his Coalition must not be allowed to enter parliament House to present their petition to the leadership of the House. Not enthused with the directive of “Order from above” the famous human right activist and her Coalition decided to force their way into the House because the police, had earlier allowed a group of supporters Union to enter the House. This situation compelled the police to meet them with stiff opposition by beating them up mercilessly resulting in a lot of them, some of whom are disabled, being injured in the process. The ugly incident continued for quite over thirty minutes before calm was finally restored at the place.
Source: The Searchlight