Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the lead convener of the FixTheCountry Movement, has started a hunger strike to protest what has been described as an intentional attempt by the police to frustrate him, despite the fact that he has been granted bail.
Felicity Nelson, a Movement member, exposed this, accusing the state of delaying the bail process and extending Barker-position. Vormawor’s
The Police, in a press release issued by Supt. Alexander Kwaku Obeng, Director of Public Affairs, disputed accusations that Mr Barker-Vormawor was being held in custody notwithstanding his bail by the Tema High Court.
The Registrar notified the Service that the sureties’ document had been submitted to the Lands Commission for verification, according to the Service.
“As a result, the accused person was taken back into custody to await the High Court Registrar’s completion of the bail formalities,” the police said.
The Movement, on the other hand, has questioned the Police’s position, claiming that Mr Barker-Vormawor will not eat until he is set free.
“He’s on a hunger strike because of the police’s actions. He is going on a hunger strike until he is released. “If you look at how the Police have been acting in the last six weeks, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is part of the plan to sabotage the process,” she remarked. Following a social media post threatening a coup, Mr Barker-Vormawor is facing criminal treason charges.
After more than a month in custody, he was given a ¢2 million bail on March 16.
The Cambridge PhD student is also required to report to the Cambridge Police Department once a week.
Below is the police statement in its entirety: