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Who is Oliver Barker Vormawor and what are the reasons for his treason felony charge?

Oliver Barker Vormawor

Oliver Barker Vormawor has been trending online for quite some time now, and the reason is that he was arrested because of a post he made on social media.

As a result of the media attention regarding his arrest, many Ghanaians have been looking for information about him.

So Who Is Oliver Barker Vormawor?

Mr. Oliver Barker Vormawor is a Ghanaian lawyer, social media activist, and a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law.

Oliver Barker Vormawor was largely credited with helping to establish the #FixTheCountry movement.

He is an experienced governance advisor with expertise in law and policy within the United Nations System, as well as in African countries.

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Throughout his experience as a lawyer, he has been frequently involved in negotiations with private entities, legislators, governmental departments, ministries, and agencies in several countries and has served in various positions such as the law and policy-making process as well as securing regulatory or governmental approvals for various international transactions.

Additionally, Oliver has also served as an advisor to numerous international and multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, UNDP, DFID, OSIWA, ClientEarth, etc.

Oliver worked in the private sector, government, and the United Nations before pursuing his doctoral program at the University of Cambridge.

Olivier has served as a Diplomat for the Ghana Foreign Service, as a Legal and Policy Officer at the Office of the President of Ghana, as a Judicial Fellow for the Vice President of the International Court of Justice, and as a Legal Officer for the United Nations Office in New York and as an advisor to the global law firm Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC.

Olivier received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Mohammed V Universities, Souissi, Rabat and Hassan, II Universities, Casablanca in Morocco, as well as his law degree from Harvard Law School.

What are the reasons for his treason felony charge?

Oliver Barker Vormawor
Oliver Barker Vormawor

In line with section 182 (b) of the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29 of 1960), the State has charged Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, with treason felony.

A charge sheet filed at the Ashiaman District Court indicates that Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor,  prepared to undertake any unlawful means an enterprise which usurps the executive powers of the Government of Ghana.

On Saturday 12 February 2022, the Tema Regional Police arrested Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor of #FixTheCountry for stating that he would stage a coup in Ghana if Parliament passes the E-Levy bill.

The Social Media Post

On Facebook, Oliver Barker Vormawor characterized the Ghana Army as “useless” for failing to respond to public uproar despite the bill still to be passed.

“If this E-Levy passes after this cake bullshit, I will do the coup myself. Useless Army!” Barker-Vormawor stated in one of his posts.

Another post he made read: “Okay, let’s try again. If this E-Levy still passes after this cake bullshit, then may God….Help us to resist oppressor’s rule, With all our will and might for evermore. (2x). Useless Army. Anaa, the value is the same?”

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Written by Eugene Nyavor

Eugene Nyavor is the Founding Editor at Gh Links.

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