FixTheCountry leader refuses to eat or drink while in police custody

FixTheCountry leader refuses to eat or drink while in police custody

Mr Oliver Barker-Vormawor, lead convener of the #FixTheCountry movement is reported to have refused to either eat or drink after two days in police grips for allegedly calling for a coup on social media.

Members of his social activism group who reveal the situation stated that all attempts made to get him to eat have proved futile.

The movement believes its leader’s hunger strike is in protest of what the convener considers to be the government’s suppression of freedoms.

Brownson Adatsi, a member of the #FixTheCountry Movement,  complained that “since his arrest, he has been on a hunger strike. [We are sending food to him, but he is refusing it].”

Earlier, the group had complained about the whereabouts of Oliver Barker-Vormawor after he was picked up by the Police at the Kotoka International Airport last Friday.

The Police debunked reports that he had gone missing while claiming responsibility for his arrest.

Oliver is to be arraigned on Monday, February 14, 2022.

Police indicate that the Cambridge PhD Student’s arrest was due to a post he made on Facebook threatening a coup if the controversial Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy) is passed.

“The post 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,” the statement added.

Oliver Barker-Vormawor made the threat after pictures of the Majority Leader’s 65th birthday party showing an E-levy-designed cake emerged.

The Police Service cautioned citizens against making comments that could compromise the peace of the country.

“We continue to call on the good people of Ghana to avoid making pronouncements that may lead to a breach of the peace of the country, as any such acts contravene the laws of the country.”

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh

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