Oliver Barker Vormawor resumes hunger strike, spends night in cells over ‘bail challenges’


Members of the #FixTheCountry Movement have confirmed that its leader Oliver Barker Vormawor has resumed his hunger strike to protest what he describes as the police’s attempt to frustrate him despite being granted bail by the Tema High Court.

Mr. Vormawor was granted bail in the sum of GHS 2M with two sureties, after spending more than a month behind bars.

The court also ordered that one of the sureties is to deposit a document covering landed property within the court’s registry.

But in a statement, the Police said the Court’s Registrar was prevented by the sureties to submit the document for verification at the Lands Commission.

Speaking with Accra-based JoyNews a member of the group Felicity Nelson accused the State of deliberately frustrating the process. She said the activist has decided not to eat until the police do the right thing.

“He is on hunger strike because of the conduct of the police and so that is the situation…”, Felicity said. “The conduct of the police is not surprising and I think we need to have a wider conversation about this. But for now he is on a hunger strike until he is released.”

Mr. Vormawor stands charged with treason felony and has been in detention since 11 February 2022


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