What goes around, comes around. This can be compared to the Ghana Police Service. The later have opened up about allegations of planting a ‘stranger’ in the cell of a convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor when he was caged.
Police admit to planting informant in Oliver Barker-Vormawor’s cell
The allegations were first made by Mr. Barker-Vormawor, an activist of the group dubbed “fix the country movement”.
The chickens have proverbial come out to roast as the the police authorities have unfortunately admitted, they planted an informant in the cells of Mr Barker-Vormawor as part of efforts to extract information from the detainee for their investigations.
Remember the activist was arrested on February 11, following athreat he issued that he will stage a coup after pictures emerged from the Majority Leader’s 65th birthday bash showing an ‘E-levy’-designed cake.
“If this E-Levy passes after this cake bullsh#t, I will do the coup myself. Useless Army!” he posted on his Facebook timeline on February 10.
Arrest and charged
The fix country convener wa subsequently charged with a treason felony after he returned from a trip abroad
Mr Barker-Vormawor was granted a ¢2 million bail and two sureties after several weeks behind bars.
The activist released a video through a YouTube address in which he catalogued what he termed tortured while in the custody of the police.
He further in a lawsuit which he filed on June 30, Mr Barker-Vormawor alleged that a muscular and heavily-built man was brought into the cell in which he was kept on Sunday, February 13, 2022.
“To gather information on cell remands, informants are sometimes planted in the cells. The informant was not placed in the cells to harm the applicant,” the police said in a document sighted by the Fourth Estate.
It is yet to be established how the police admitted that two of the three gadgets Barker listed were true and not the third. If the police had admitted the third item which is the pen knife, the case could have been severe.
Mr. Barker is still up and arms against the police for spending “unlawful” 34 days in detention, Mr Barker-Vormawor wants the court to declare that “by bringing me to the Ashaiman District Magistrate Court when they knew that a District Magistrate Court does not have the jurisdiction to consider the question of my personal liberty, the Respondents, their agents, officials or assigns or work men have violated my right to administrative justice and to personal liberty.”
Pay GRA ¢10k for your frivolous application – Supreme Court to Barker-Vormawor
Mean while a seven-member Supreme Court panel on Tuesday slammed #FixTheCountry Convener Oliver Barker-Vormawor for his role in a case filed by the group and two other pressure groups.
This is a separate case in which Mr Barker-Vormawor appeared as lawyer for Benjamin Darko of #FixTheCountry, Democracy Hub LBG and Democratic Accountability Lab.
The three had asked the Supreme Court to punish the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority for going ahead with the implementation of the E-Levy policy despite an impending interlocutory application that was filed by three members of Parliament.
The court felt Mr Barker came unprepared and fined him as such.