Barker-Vormavor treason felony case adjourned to Oct 21

The Accra High Court has adjourned to October 21, the case involving Oliver Barker-Vormavor, the Convener of FixTheCountry, who is on a treason felony charge.

Lawyers of Barker-Vormavor had filed an application seeking to quash the Bill of Indictment against the Convener.

Baker-Vormavor was committed by an Ashiaman District Court to stand trial at the High Court after he had allegedly made treasonable comments on social media.

When the matter was called, Alice Odame Koranteng, an Assistant State Attorney, informed the court that the State had filed an application in opposition to striking out the committal proceedings and the Bill of Indictment.

According to the State Attorney, the application in opposition had been filed.

In respect of the motion to strike out the charges, Ms Koranteng said, “we were just informed this morning about it,” adding that the State would check on the motion to strike out the charges and do the needful.

Mr Barker-Vormawor was arrested on Friday, 11 February 2022, at the Kotoka International Airport, when he arrived in the country from the United Kingdom.

He was charged based on his social media posts, which police investigators said: “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”.

Lead counsel for Mr Barker-Vormawor, Justice Srem-Sai, described the Bill of Indictment as offensive to the legal rules of duplicity and multiplicity. -GNA

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