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Man who said he would stage a coup when e-levy is passed arrested – Police issue statement

A Ghanaian lawyer, Oliver Baker-Vormawor has been arrested by the police over a post he shared on social media saying he would topple the government if the E-levy bill is passed, Ghnewsfile reports.

He was picked up after arriving at the KIA on Friday, February 11, a member of the Movement Felicity Naana Nelson said.

“Oliver has been arrested at the KIA,” she told in a telephone conversation after she earlier announced the arrest on her Facebook page.

“Osagyefo Oliver Barker-Vormawor arrived in Kotoka International Airport at 4pm today and he was whisked away by state officials. Oliver has been missing for the last 6 hours,” she had earlier written on her Facebook page.

To this end, the police has warned the general public to desist from pronouncements that threaten the peace of the country.

“We continue to call on the good people of Ghana to avoid making pronouncements that may lead to a breach of the peace of the country as any such act contravene the laws of the country,” the Police said in a statement on Saturday February 12 announcing the arrest of the Convener of the Fixthecountry Movement Oliver Baker-Vormawor on Friday February 11.

Baker-Vormawor was picked-up for allegedly writing on social media that he would topple the government if the E-levy bill is passed, the Police said.

“Mr Oliver Baker-Vormawor has been arrested by the Tema Regional Police Command following a post he allegedly made on social media platforms to the effect that he would stage himself if the E-levy bill is passed by Parliament,” portions of the Police statement said.

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