The Supreme Court has struck out the case filed by lawyers for fix the country convener Oliver Barker Vormawor challenging his arraignment at a district court.
The lawyers filed the case challenging his arraignment at the district court instead of a court that can determine his liberty.
However, the court advised the lawyers to file for bail at the High Court.
The court chaired by Justice Jones Dotse on questioned why lawyers for Oliver Barker-Vormawor failed to make an application for bail at the High Court but rather seek the intervention of the apex court.
“You have an individual’s liberty at stake. You embark on this journey to this Court. You want us to interpret this constitution in a mixed application. Your duty is to protect your client’s rights. Your priorities are mixed.”, panel member Justice Kulendi said.
“Is this the time for this intellectual exercise? Should you not be taking a pragmatic approach,” another panel member Gertrude Torkonoo added.
Lawyers for the youth activist dragged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney-General (AG) to the Supreme Court, challenging the decision to put their client before a district court rather than a court that could determine his liberty.
They had prayed the court to determine whether the Police have discharged their constitutional duty by sending their client to a court with no jurisdiction to consider a bail application.