Court grant #FixTheCountry convener Barker-Vormawor bail

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Oliver Barker-Vormawor
Oliver Barker-Vormawor

Convener for the #FixTheCountry movement, Barker-Vormawor has been granted bail by a Tema High Court.

The bail granted by Justice Daniel Mensah was to the tune of ¢2 million.

The Cambridge University PhD student is to provide 2 sureties one of whom should deposit documents to his landed property in execution of the bail.

The activist is facing treason felony charges after a social media post threatening a coup.

He is also required to report to the police once a week.

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.

The court he argued has the discretion to grant bail in all matters and this discretion he pleaded should be exercised favorably since his client will cooperate with investigations. He described as untrue claims by state prosecutors that his client has no fixed place of abode.

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