Bail execution not our responsibility – Police to Barker-Vormawor

Police have insisted that any accused person in their custody will be released when they meet bail conditions laid out by the court.

Therefore, they said Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor will be released when he meets the bail conditions announced by the Tema High Court on Wednesday, March 16.

Social media activist Barker-Vormawor, who is facing a charge of treason felony at the Ashaiman District Court, was granted bail to the tune of GH¢2 million with two sureties, one to present documents covering landed property within the jurisdiction of the court.

But hours after the judgement by Justice Daniel Mensah, sympathisers of the #FixTheCountry convener accused the police of deliberately delaying processes in order to keep him in custody.

But in a press release issued by Director of Public Affairs Supt. Alexander Kwaku Obeng, the police indicated that pursuant to the judgement the accused was taken back to the court to meet the bail conditions.

“At the court, the Registrar informed the Police that he had submitted the document presented by the sureties to the Lands Commission for verification and he was therefore unable to proceed with the execution of the bail until a response was received from the Lands Commission.”

Mr Barker-Vormawor, according to the police, was taken back into custody to wait for the completion of the bail processes.

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“We wish to point out that the accused person was granted court bail and, therefore, the execution of the bail is dependent on the Court and not the police.

“The accused person will therefore be released when the court is satisfied that the bail conditions have been duly met.”

The police urged individuals to be circumspect in their utterances regarding the matter.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana