Barker-Vormawor to appeal the convictions for the treason crime

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Oliver Barker-Vormawor’s attorneys under the direction of Dr. Justice Srem-Sai, have declared that they would appeal the High Court’s decision not to halt the committal procedures against their client.

The Ashaiman District Court committed the principal convener of #FixtheCountry on August 1 of last year to stand trial at the High Court for two charges of treason crime.

But when he appeared before the High Court, his attorneys questioned the legitimacy of the alleged charges.

They claimed that the crimes’ nature violated the laws of duplicity and multiplicity.
They also argued that given how the facts and specifics of the charges were presented, their client would be unable to properly prepare a defense, which they claim would result in a serious miscarriage of justice.

They claimed in two different petitions that the indictment procedures against their client were flawed and that the following committals based on the alleged flawed indictment lacked legal support.

As a result, they requested that the High Court annul the committal that was carried out on August 1 of last year in light of the flaws in the indictment. If the Attorney General’s office is willing, a new committal may be carried out.

The court granted one of the arguments that the indictment was flawed on October 11, last year, and ordered the Attorney General to fix the flaws even though the Attorney General contested the motion through Senior State Attorney Hilda Craig.

However, the motion to void the committal procedures and conduct new ones was denied by the court presided over by Justice Mary Maame Ekue Yanzu.

After reading the complete court decision, Oliver Barker-Vormawor’s attorneys stated that once a court discovers duplicity or multiplicity, it halts any further proceedings even if the defendant has already been found guilty.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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