Detention Of Baker-Vormawor “A Clear And Calculated Intention”- Martin Amidu
Martin Amidu, a former Special Prosecutor, has indicated that the treason felony accusation leveled against Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, the convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, is unwarranted as his arrest and detention is just a clear and calculated intention.
Martin Amidu criticized Barker-Vormawor’s detention in police custody which has been for more than a month after he threatened a coup in a social media post in response to a widely circulated birthday cake shaped like the controversial E-levy for Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s 65th birthday party.
“It is my considered view that the two contradictory and ambiguous Facebook comments taken separately or together do not measure up to the basic ingredients of the provisional charge of the indictable offence of treason felony for which he was ‘cynically’ and surprisingly brought before an inferior court without powers of bail on 14 February 2022, and for which he is still in police custody on remand. The contention that he was not brought before a court within 48 hours of his original arrest or detention because of lack of a court during the weekend is vacuous,” he said.
He added that the arrest and detention of Baker-Vormawor is “a clear and calculated intention” which are intended to infringe on Barker-Vormawor’s fundamental human rights and freedoms.