By Jerry Akornor 

Tereo murgh, the father of Tyrone Murgh and one of the students who dragged Achimota school to court for being denied admission over refusal to remove dreadlocks is insisting that his side will not kowtow to pressures from society and defence lawyers until justice is done. 

According to him, his confidence is based on the fact that Ghana has enough legal authorities to settle the matter in issue and they will press on until the court delivers the final verdict on the matter. 

In what appears to be the obvious mastering of courage despite the backlash and mixed reaction that greeted the issue in the public domain, Terone Murgh expressed confidence that it is not broken beyond repairs. 

Speaking to journalists after proceedings today, Terone Murgh who continues to gather courage said “Ghana has authority to handle the issue. We’re awaiting for the 14th of May. The lawyer said they’ve not received some processes filed and have been granted time to respond.  I hope that we’ll see.  Initially, they said we cannot sue Achimota School but we’ve crossed that…the pressures will not keep us down”. 

Expressing her frustrations, mother of one of the affected students Maanaa Myers said she has been “compelled by the situation to stay home and monitor his son to ensure his safety pending determination from the court due to psychological tendencies”.

In sharp reaction to the latest orders by the court, Counsel for Oheneba Nkrabea Wayoe Ghanamannti has expressed disappointment that granting Achimota School additional five working days to file response is a deliberate attempt to delay the case. He wants the court to appreciate the urgency of time because the admission of his client is pending. 

Legal Puritan Wayoe Ghanamannti, Counsel for Oheneba  Nkrabea and Tyrone Murgh in legal outfit holding packed file. 

He told journalists that “I have earlier served them with the court order and the substantive suit…so this is just to delay the case”. 

But, the court has dismissed application by lawyer Wayoe Ghanamannti to award cost of ten thousand Ghana cedis (GHC 10,000) against defence lawyers. 

Lawyer Wayoe Ghanamannti told the media that “it was within my rights to call for award of cost because the affected children have to go through extra classes pending the determination of the matter but the court was of the view that I can ask for that at the end of the matter’. 

The case has been adjourned to May 14, 2021 for both parties in the matter to reappear in court.

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