Oliver Barker-Vormawor denied bail, charged with treason felony

The Ashaiman District Court has remanded Fix the country convenor Oliver Barker-Vormawor into custody.

He has also been charged with treason felony.

This is an offence provided for in section 182(b) of Ghana’s Criminal offences Act.

This provides; “Section 182—Treason Felony. A person is guilty of treason-felony and shall be punishable as for first-degree felony who —

b) prepares or endeavours to carry out by unlawful means any enterprise which usurps the executive power of the State in any matter of both a public and a general nature.“

The presiding judge denied the lawyer bail due to the nature of the offense citing that her court does not have jurisdiction to do same.

The judge directed the police to allow the lawyers and family members of Oliver Barker Vormawor (maximum three members) from 10am to 4pm daily.

The lawyer was reportedly arrested when he arrived at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana, just before 5 pm on Friday, 11th February, 2022.

According to the #Fixthecountry membership, he was accosted by two unidentified gun men who failed to inform him of the reason(s) for his arrest.

He was also detained for a while, intimidated, abused and harassed when he refused to unlock his mobile phone for them.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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