Court adjourns Oliver Vormawor’s case to March 29 after prosecutors failed to show up in court
Mr. Vormawor was arrested following a post he allegedly made on social media platform, Facebook to the effect that he would stage a coup himself if the E.Levy Bill is passed by Parliament.”
The Ashaiman District Court has adjourned the Treason felony case against #FixtheCountry converner, Oliver Barker-Vormawor to March 29, 2022.
This comes after prosecutors failed to show up in court, today, March 15, 2022, when the hearing was supposed to start.
The court presided over by Her Honour Eleanor Barnes Botwe also declined a request to wait some more time for prosecutors to arrive, indicating that more waiting time would be unnecessary since committal proceedings haven’t been filed yet.
Even though a member of the legal team for Mr. Vormawor, Justice Srem Sai asked the court to discharge his client, on grounds that prosecutors seem disinterested in the case, the judge declined, noting that this is the first time prosecutors have exhibited such conduct in the case.
She however warned that the court will not tolerate similar conduct from prosecutors at the next adjournment date.
“I want to see seriousness in this case. I will not countenance this attitude. If at the next date this happens again, the court will advise itself,” she said.
Oliver was arrested on February 11, 2022, at the Kotoka International Airport upon his return to Ghana from the United Kingdom.
According to a February 12 post by the Ghana Police Service, Oliver was arrested by the “Tema Regional Command following a post he allegedly made on the social media platform to the effect that he would stage a coup himself if the E.Levy Bill is passed by Parliament.”
Mr Oliver Barker has been on remand since February 11, 2022.