Barker-Vormawor’s donation was against our operating standards-Police
The Ghana Police Service has denied claims by Oliver Barker-Vormawor that items he intended to donate to cellmates at the Ashaiman Police station were rejected.
The lawyer had disclosed that he mobilised resources to purchase some items to donate to cellmates at the Ashaiman Police station.
In a statement on Sunday, the Police noted that despite the caution from his lawyers, Mr Barker-Vormawor “showed up at the Police station in the company of some other individuals and a musical band with the obvious intention still of making the donation and creating unnecessary drama.”
“The claims by Mr Vormawor that he donated the food at the station but was later called to come back for them as a result of an order from above is false and should be disregarded.
“We wish to state that feeding of persons in Police custody is the responsibility of the government and it is a responsibility that is discharged according to law and laid down procedures.
“However, due to our cultural sensitivities and arrangements, families of suspects are usually allowed to provide food to them from time to time,” parts of the statement read.