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Barker-Vormawor finally out of police custody after meeting bail conditions

FixTheCountry Movement convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has finally been released from police custody after meeting his bail requirements.

The vociferous lawyer was released around 2:40pm, a member of the movement, Felicity Nelson, told Asempa FM, Thursday.

“He has just been released like two minutes ago and he is doing very well as we speak. Oliver Baker-Vormawor is in high spirit after his release. He’s fine for now,” Nelson revealed.

“We don’t know why the police kept holding Oliver Baker Vormawor after meeting all the bail conditions,” she mentioned and stressed the process was not smooth.

As part of the bail conditions, the Court ordered that one of the sureties should deposit his document covering the landed property within the jurisdiction of the Court.

Pursuant to the orders of the Court, the Police took the accused person to the Court to execute the bail.

At the court, the Registrar informed the Police that he had submitted the document presented by the sureties to the Lands Commission for verification and he was therefore unable to proceed with the execution of the bail until a response was received from the Lands Commission.

The activist is required to report to the police once a week.

Background

Barker-Vormawor was granted bail in the sum of Two Million Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 2,000,000.00) with two sureties  by the Tema High Court presided over by Justice Daniel Mensah on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

The Cambridge University PhD student is facing treason felony charges after a social media post he made threatening a coup.

Mr. Barker-Vormawor had, through his lawyers, assured the court he will show up to stand trial when needed despite the severity of the offence of Treason Felony leveled against him.

His lead Counsel, Akoto Ampaw told the court the case against his client is preposterous and not supported by any evidence. He insisted the constitution guarantees his client liberty and a right to be presumed innocent.

Some Ghanaians have chastised the government for holding the activist in police custody for long, especially when the Attorney General’s office said it had doubts Barker-Vormawor will avail himself for police or the court.

 

Source: Myxyzonline.com|Ghana

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