Barker-Vormawor’s Lawyers Fail To Impress Supreme Court As Suit Fighting His ‘Mishandling’ Is Thrown Out

Barker-Vormawor’s Lawyers Fail To Impress Supreme Court As Suit Fighting His ‘Mishandling’ Is Thrown Out

  • The apex court of the land has thrown out a suit filed by lawyers for FixTheCountry's Oliver Barker-Vormawor to challenge his continuous detention by the police
  • Barker-Vormawor has been charged with treason felony, but his lawyers say police deliberately filed their case at the wrong court
  • Lawyers for Mr Barker-Vormawor filed the case at the Supreme Court in their bid to challenge what they say was the "mishandling" if the client by IGP and Attorney-General

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Ghana’s Supreme Court has dismissed a case filed by lawyers for FixTheCountry convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, to challenge his arraignment at a Magistrates Court instead of a High Court.

Judges at the Supreme Court, according to a report on Myjoyonline and sighted by, ruled on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 that the processes filed by the lawyers for Mr Barker-Vormawor did not properly invoke their jurisdiction.

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According to the report, the Supreme Court judges said they did not understand why the lawyers did not apply for bail for the embattled FixTheCountry convener per the advice of the District Court Magistrate on February 28, 2022.

Oliver Barker-Vormawor, in cuffs, is convener of FixTheCountry Movement. Source: @ghfixthecountry
Source: Facebook

On that day, the Ashaiman District Court ordered the removal of Oliver Barker-Vormawor from its premises.

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After the comments by the bench, lawyers social activist then informed the Court they wanted to withdraw the case.

Mr Barker-Vormawor has been charged with treason for saying he will lead a coup if the E-Levy is passed.

His lawyers filed their case at the Supreme on grounds that the judge at the Magistrates Court, Daniel Mensah, did not order that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Attorney General to justify their client’s continuous detention.

They hoped that the Court would determine whether the Police have discharged their constitutional duty by sending their client to a court with no jurisdiction to consider a bail application.

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According to them, the ruling on February 17, 2022, by the Magistrates' Court to deny their client bail because it had no jurisdiction was a grave error of law.

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According to the respected law professor, this grim prediction dawned on him after assisting an academic colleague of the Washington DC-based National War College who wrote a dissertation on 'Why some coups fail and others succeed'. That dissertation used Ghana as a case study, he revealed.

Speaking at the Solidare Governance Forum - a public lecture and panel discussion - on Monday, February 28, 2022, and sighted by on the Facebook page of Woezor TV, Professor Atuguba said the current poor state of the economy is also a viable trigger of a possible coup.

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