In a court hearing today, the lawyer for the suspect, Akoto Ampaw, prayed the court to grant him bail but the prosecutor, ASP Sylvester Asare, opposed the plea and asked that he be remanded due to the nature of the case. However, the court revealed that Mr Barker-Vormawor will be remanded into police custody till February 28.
According to a police statement, his arrest was necessitated following a comment he made on the social media platforms to the effect that he would stage a coup if the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy popularly known as E-levy is passed into law.
Rumours spread that Mr Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor cannot be found but the Police clarified the rumour saying is false and should be disregarded.
Treason according to the 1992 Constitution are as follows: “Treason shall consist only-
(a) in levying war against Ghana or assisting any state or person or inciting or conspiring with any person to levy war against Ghana; or
(b) in attempting by force of arms or other violent means to overthrow the organs of government established by or under this Constitution; or
(c) in taking part or being concerned in or inciting or conspiring with any person to make or take part or be concerned in, any such attempt.” (See Article 19(17)) of the constitution.