Prosecution ordered to serve Barker-Vormawor with hearing notice

The High Court in Accra has ordered the State to ensure that Oliver Barker-Vormawor, a lawyer, committed for treason felony, is served with hearing notice for trial to commence. 

 The Court, presided over by Justice Mary MaameEkueYanzuh, adjourned the case to October 13, 2022. 

 When the case was called on Thursday, Ms Hilda Craig, a Senior State Attorney, said the accused knew he was to appear before court, but failed to do so. 

According to the Senior State Attorney, she had been trying to reach accused without success, adding “We will inform the investigator to alert him on the hearing notice.” 

 The state had committed Barker-Vormawor, the Convenor of Fix the Country,  to stand trial on two counts of treason felony. 

 Barker-Vormawor, who is also was on bail after a Tema District Court declined him one. 

He had allegedly in February this year, in a social media post, threatened to stage a coup in Ghana if the Electronic Levy (E-levy) bill was passed. 

 A police statement indicated that the lawyer’s post contained “a clear statement of intent with possible will to execute a coup in his declaration of intent to subvert the constitution of the Republic.”  -GNA 

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