The counsel for one of the Achimota school – Rastafarian students saga, Lawyer Tetteh Wayoe has taken a swipe at the decision being taken by the Attorney General and the Achimota School to drag the rastafarian students to court.
The lawyer, who spoke to Kwame Koranteng on Anɔpa Dawuro on Republic Fm maintained his commitment that the rights and freedom of his clients are preserved unanimously.
According to him, his outfit is very ready to meet the A-G and the counsels for the Achimota school in court.
Stressing out his anxiety, Lawyer Wayoe stated categorically that, they are not surprised by the decision taken by the A-G and the Achimota School to drag back the rastafarian students to court.
“We are not surprised at their decision but we are ready to meet them with whatever processes we need to go in respect of the appeal” he lamented.
According to the decision taken by the A-G and the Achimota School, both petitioners claimed that, the judge in her initial ruling erred, for not conforming to the rules and regulations of the.
But according to the lawyer, the writ being served by the A-G to the court of Appeal to look into the matter again, there’s no new dimensions to the case but rather, they are repeating the same assertions they repeated at the trial court.
“There’s no new dimensions to their case, they are repeating the same old assertions the repeated at the trial court thus, they still standing on their rules of uniformity that all students must cut down their hair to conform with the school rules” he said.
He added that, there is no introduction of no new matters and that in such issues of appeal, you can only overturn the verdict of the court after new matters must have risen.
On 31st May, 2021, the Human Rights Court 1 Division of the High Court in Accra ordered the Achimota school to admit the Rastafarian students.
Meanwhile, father of Tyrone Marghuy, one of the two Rastafarian boys has alleged that some alumni of the school could be behind the decision of the A-G and the school to seek for redress.