■ Fix The Country Convenor, Oliver Barker Vormawor arrested by Ghana police for reckless coup statement
Fix The Country Convenor Oliver Barker has been arrested by Ghana police hours ago for his reckless utterances.
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Mr. Oliver Barker Vormawor posted on Facebook that Ghana Army is a “useless army”. His comments followed when majority member of Parliament of Ghana was presented with E-levy cake to mark his birthday. There is a debate going on in Ghana about a new tax (electronic tax) the ruling government (NNP) want to implement. The government’s decision has caused public uproar amongst citizens. While some believe the 1.7% e-levy tax will rather make Ghanaians poorer, some say its in the right direction.
Finance Minister of Ghana, Ken Ofori Atta had earlier said the Akufo-Addo led government will not be going to the IMF so the tax is the only option.
“if the e-levy passes after this cake bullshit, I will do the coup myself. Useless Army”
Mr Oliver Barker Vormawor posted
Some countries in the region (West Africa) have already experienced coup d’etat in recent times so his utterances raised so many concerns among the populace. There have been coup in Mali, Guinea and now attempted coup in Burkina Faso weeks ago, all in West Africa. How Ecowas is reacting to military takeovers in West Africa There was a coup in Sudan as well. Sudan coup leader, General Burhan place Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest after the military besiege his home
He was picked up by Ghana police yesterday after he arrived in Ghana. He was out of the jurisdiction when he made his reckless utterances according to reports. Ghana Police has issued a statement on his arrest. He will be arraigned before court on February 14, 2022 according to Ghana police.
The police said his alleged comment on social media “is a clear statement of intent with a possible will to execute a coup”.
“Mr. Oliver Mawuse Barker Vormawor has been arrested by the Tema Regional Police Command following a post he allegedly made on a social media platform to the effect that he would stage a coup himself if the e-levy bill is passed by Parliament” the statement reads.