The Supreme Court will later today, Wednesday, be invited to quash a ruling of the High Court B Tema, in which His Lordship, Daniel Mensah, declined to order the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General to justify the continuous detention of #FixTheCountry activist, Oliver Barker-Vormawor.
The application was filed by the brother of the activist, Elinam Philip Vormawor, and directed at the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, and the Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboa Dame.
His lawyers say they applied to the High Court on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, for the order after the Ashaiman District Magistrate Court declined jurisdiction in a bail application, without making any orders for Mr. Vormawor’s continuous detention by the Ashaiman Police.
Prior to Her Worship, Mrs. Eleanor Kakra Barnes-Botchway’s ruling, the lawyers say Mr. Vormawor had been detained between Friday, February 11, when he was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport, and Monday, February 14, when he was first presented before Court without considering the question of his personal liberty.
They also say though, a charge sheet containing a charge of Treason Felony was read out to Mr. Vormawor at the District Court, his plea was not taken, neither was a bill of indictment presented to the Court.
The Application to the Supreme Court signed by Dr. Justice Srem-Sai Esq. says that High Court B held the continuous detention of Mr. Vormawor as lawful, and that the police effectively discharged their duty when they presented Mr. Vormawor before the Ashaiman District Magistrate.
They, however, will be praying the Supreme Court to quash that ruling and to order the Attorney General and the Inspector General of Police to answer to the continuous detention of Oliver Barker-Vorwamor without any Court Order.