The Convenor of the FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, is expected to appear in court today, after his arrest by police, last Friday.
He was arrested by the Tema Regional Police Command,in connecting with a post he allegedly made on social media that he would stage a coup if the E-Levy was passed by Parliament.
The post, according to a statement signed by the Director General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Kwesi Ofori, issued on Saturday,in Accra, contained a clear statement of intent with a possible will to execute a coup.
A declaration, the police said, intents to subvert the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
The statement said the arrest of Oliver Barker-Vormawor was to enable appropriate investigations to determine whether the security of the state was under threat.
The police called on Ghanaians to avoid making statement that threaten the peace and security of the country.
“We will continue to call on the good people of Ghana to avoid making pronouncements that lead to the breach of the peace of the country as any such acts contravene the laws of the country,” the statement said.
Mr Baker-Vormawor had taken to Facebook on Thursday to allegedly threaten a coup, following pictures emerging from the Majority Leader’s 65th birthday bash, showing an ‘E-Levy’-designed cake.
He posted that “If this E-Levy passes after this cake bullshit, I will do the coup myself. Useless Army!”
Mr Baker-Vormawor stated that there was a need for leaders in the country to establish a new order, and therefore he’ll commit all his resources for that to happen.
He said he was ready to face the consequences of his actions.
According to reports, some security personnel arrested the Cambridge University PhD student, Mr Baker-Vormawor upon arriving from the United Kingdom, on Friday evening at about 4:00pm.
BY NORMAN COOPER