Personnel from the Formed Police Unit (FPU) and striking force have been deployed to the court where the convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor is set to be arraigned.
Members of the group have planned to storm the court in solidarity with the arrest and detention of the lawyer who is alleged to have threatened to stage a coup if the E-Levy is passed.
Earlier, the group had raised concerns about the whereabouts of Oliver Barker-Vormawor after he was picked up by the Police at the Kotoka International Airport last Friday.
The Police debunked reports that he had gone missing, thereby taking responsibility for his arrest.
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.
A police statement said he was arrested by the Tema Regional Police Command following a post he allegedly made on social media to the effect that he would stage a coup himself if the E-Levy Bill is passed by
“If this E-Levy passes after this cake bullshit, I will do the coup myself. Useless Army!” one of his posts read.
In another post he wrote: “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?”