Supreme Court to hear ‘produce Oliver Barker-Vormawor’ application’ today


The Supreme Court will be called upon later today, Wednesday, to overturn a decision of the High Court B Tema, in which His Lordship, Daniel Mensah, rejected to order the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General to justify Oliver Barker-continued Vormawor’s imprisonment.
Elinam Philip Vormawor, the activist’s brother, submitted the application, which was addressed to the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, and the Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboa Dame.
His lawyers claim they moved to the High Court for the order on February 16, 2022, after the Ashaiman District Magistrate Court rejected jurisdiction in a bail application, without issuing any directives for Mr. Vormawor’s continued incarceration by the Ashaiman Police Department.

Mr. Vormawor was kept between Friday, February 11, when he was seized at the Kotoka International Airport, and Monday, February 14, when he was first produced before Court without evaluating the subject of his personal liberty, according to the lawyers.
They also claim that at the District Court, a charge sheet containing a charge of Treason Felony was read to Mr.Vormawor, but no plea was taken and no bill of indictment was handed to the Court.

According to an application to the Supreme Court signed by Dr. Justice Srem-Sai Esq. and obtained by Citi News, the High Court B ruled that Mr. Vormawor’s continuing detention was lawful, and that the police properly discharged him.
They will, however, petition the Supreme Court to overturn that decision and ask the Attorney General and the Inspector General of Police to account for Oliver Barker-continued Vorwamor’s incarceration without a court order.