Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, the #FixTheCountry Movement’s convener, has announced that he will write to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) regarding the “violations” of residents’ rights in Ashaiman by some soldiers on Thursday, March 9.
Although it was allegedly approved by the Military High Command, he claimed that what the soldiers did in Ashaiman posed a threat to Ghana’s democracy.
He believes that the military’s purported arrest of 184 civilians during its raid on last Tuesday can only be kidnapping.
Because of this, he will offer legal assistance to every local who was a victim of military brutality.
“They claim that this was intelligence-led. No intelligence-led operation will lead you to gather 184 citizens at random and release 150 of them. On what basis were those detained to begin with?” the lawyer questioned.
“They are continuing to hold 34 citizens still. I am going to urge them that if they have any respect for the remnant of this democracy, if they have any respect for themselves, even if the Commander-in-Chief refuses to act, that they release those individuals promptly.
“Myself, we are going to write to them because we have taken up the charge and course to provide legal representations to all the victims involved.”
On March 8th, Mr. Barker-Vormawor appeared on Ghana Tonight on TV3.
His response comes a day after the Military High Command approved an operation led by intelligence to find those responsible for the brutal killing of a military officer, age 21, in the military.
Early on Saturday morning, March 4, Imoro Sherrif was fatally stabbed.
Volunteers will be deployed to the town from Thursday through Saturday to gather information in order to prepare a legal action against the military, much like they did in the case of Ejura in 2021, according to Mr. Barker-Vormawor, whose treason trial was heard in an Ashaiman court.
“We will pursue legal action against the Ghana Armed Forces for what they have done,” the statement continued.