Lead convener of the #FixTheCountry movement Oliver Barker Vormawor in his quest to seek justice is scheduled to later today make an appearance at the Tema High Court B to seek to quash a ruling following his Lordship Daniel Mensah’s failure to instruct the Inspector General and Attorney General to justify his continued detention.
This follows an application by Mr Elinam Philip Vormarwor, brother of Mr Barker Vormawor who is currently in police custody and addressed to Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare and Attorney General Godfred, Yeboah Dame.
His legal team revealed that they applied to the High Court on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, for such an order following the declining of the jurisdiction in a bail application by the Ashaiman District Magistrate Court, and failure of any orders for Mr Vormawor’s continuous detention by the Ashaiman Police.
Mr Vormawor’s legal team complained that he had been detained between Friday, February 11, when he was apprehended at the Kotoka International Airport, and Monday, February 14, when he was first presented before Court without considering the question of his personal liberty prior to Her Worship, Mrs Eleanor Kakra Barnes-Botchway’s ruling on the case.
His team further complained that his plea was not taken, neither was a bill of indictment presented to the Court. though, a charge sheet containing a charge of Treason Felony was read out to Mr Vormawor at the District Court.
The team’s Application to the Apex Court was endorsed by Dr Justice Srem-Sai Esq., which points out that High Court B held the continuous detention of Mr Vormawor as lawful, and that the police effectively discharged their duty when they presented Mr Vormawor before the Ashaiman District Magistrate.
Basically, they are praying the Apex Court to quash that ruling and to order the Attorney General and the Inspector General of Police to answer to the continued detention of Oliver Barker-Vorwamor without any Court Order.