A member of the Legal Team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Lawyer Abraham Amaliba has revealed that persons who flout the lockdown rules face up to four years imprisonment
He therefore advised in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com that those in these areas must abide by the rules and regulations or risk being thrown into jail
On Ahotor FM, Lawyer Amaliba said all should respect the president’s order and stay home because if found guilty of the law one is expected will pay a fine of 12 thousand Ghana cedis or 4 years jail term.
“The EI of the president gave the power to arrest anyone found guilty of the law and could face a jail term of 4 years or a fine of 12 thousand Ghana cedis when taken to court”, he said.
On 30th March 2020, Ghana went on lockdown following the president’s order as a means of stopping the further spread of the deadly coronavirus which is steadily gaining root in the country.
However, President Akufo-Addo noted that “prevailing circumstances mean that stricter measures have to be put in place to contain and halt the spread of the virus within our country, especially in Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi, which have been identified by the Ghana Health Service as the “hotspots” of the infections. In doing this, we cannot afford to copy blindly, and do all the things some other well-developed countries are doing.”
Listen to Lawyer Abraham Amaliba phone interview in the audio below