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Barker-Vormawor charged with treason felony

#FixTheCountry campaigner Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor has been charged with treason felony by the police.

The private legal practitioner was arraigned before the Ashaiman District Court on Monday, February 14 after his arrest on Friday.

He was arrested for a Facebook post, said to incite a coup d’etat against the government.

Mr Barker-Vormawor had written on his wall that he will personally lead a coup d’etat in Ghana if the Electronic Transfer Levy, popularly known as e-levy, which appears to have divided the nation, is passed by Parliament.

He was out of jurisdiction when he penned the comments.

The #FixTheCountry covenor was, therefore, immediately picked up at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) when he disembarked from the TAP Air Portugal flight TP 1527 he had boarded from the UK.

He is said to have staged hunger strike while in police custody.

On Monday, he was arraigned for charges of treason.

Presiding judge Her Honour Eleanor Barnes denied him bail due to the nature of the offence.

She said her court does not have the jurisdiction to grant him bail, directing access to his family and lawyer between 10:00am and 4:00pm each day for the next two weeks.

Next hearing will be on Monday, February 28.

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