Oliver Barker-Vormawor released from police custody
However, as per the conditions of the bail and practice, one of the sureties had to deposit his/her document covering the landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.
Convener for #Fix The Country Movement, Oliver Barker Vormawor has been released from police custody a day after he was granted bail by the Tema High Court.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, the Tema High Court presided over by Justice Daniel Mensah granted the social activist bail to the tune of GH¢ 2,000,000.00 with two sureties one of whom should deposit documents to his landed property.
However, as per the conditions of the bail supra and practice, one of the sureties had to deposit his/her document covering the landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.
The process however could not be completed because the document was taken to the Lands Commission for verification thus Oliver had to spend another night in police custody.
A statement released by the Ghana Police Service noted that Oliver was granted court bail thus dependent on the court and not the police as was being speculated by a section of the public.
On Thursday, March 17, 2022, Oliver Barker Vormawor was finally granted bail after satisfying the bail conditions and subsequent verification of sureties.
In granting him bail, Justice Daniel Mensah also ordered that Mr. Vormawor’s passport should continue to be in the state’s custody, and must report himself once a week, to the police command
Oliver has been charged with Treason Felony after he 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.”
The Police further noted that the post by Oliver Barker-Vormawor contained a clear statement of intent with a possible will to execute a coup in his declaration of intent to subvert the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.