General Politics

Police deploy FPU, Striking force ahead of Oliver’s prosecution

The Inspector-General of Police has deployed heavy security ahead of the prosecution of the Convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor.

The men were drawn from the Formed Police Unit(FPU) and the Striking force of the Ghana Police Service to ensure peace and order in court.

Ahead of his arraignment, scores of protesters and members of the Social activism group #FixTheCountry Movement stormed the Ashaiman police district headquarters to show support to the Convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor as police prepare to arraign him today.

Members of his social activism group were heard in a video captured from the scene chanting “We’re all Oliver…Free Oliver” in solidarity with the embattled Cambridge PhD Student’s arrest.

Mr. Barker-Vormawor was arrested on February 11 upon his return to the country from the UK.

He has been in police custody for over 48 hours, in breach of the laws on the detention of persons in police custody.

According to members of the #FixTheCountry Movement, their convener has refused to eat or drink three days into his arrest.

The hunger strike is believed to be in protest of the government’s suppression of freedoms.


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