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#FixTheCountry Movement convener drops bombshell

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A social activist and lead convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has revealed that he was not fed by the Police during his prolonged stay in their custody.

Speaking in an interview with the press on Sunday, he narrated some of his ordeals, while in detention over his coup comments.

Mr Barker-Vormawor said the conditions in Ghana’s cells do not guarantee the welfare and happiness of the inmates. According to him, many inmates are poorly treated and left to survive under harsh conditions.

Recounting his personal experience, the activist indicated that for 35 days, he had to rely on food supplied by his visitors; since the Police did not give him any.

“First of all, for all my 35 days in there, not once did the Police come and offer me food, that this is the food that the state has provided them to give to inmates. I had to wait on family and friends who would come and give me food. So that’s the experience of a lot of people in there. There are some who have gone a year and two years and have never received any family coming to see them.

“In fact, a lot of them their families don’t know they are in there because the Police often deny them the right to call anybody to inform them they are there. So that’s the experience I went through and I know that there are people in there who are starving”, he stated.

He added that, “When I was arrested and shown in there, I met people who had not eaten for five days, but when I complained about it, I was told by the Police that the people in there are used to it. So it’s inhuman as far as I’m concerned for people to go these number of days without food through no choice of their own and that’s why we are here”.

Mr Barker-Vormawor made these known, after he and his colleagues paid a visit to the Ashaiman Police Station to make a donation to the inmates. But according to him, he was denied access by the Police, due to an ‘order from above’.

Reacting to the refusal of the Police to allow them donate the items, he explained that contrary to the claims by the Police, he and his colleagues had earlier published their intention to visit the inmates, and therefore the claim by the Police that they were not aware of his coming, was false.

“A lot of them don’t have families to visit them, so we have come together to make a donation of some food items and toiletries which from my experience a lot of inmates lack. Now the Police have informed us informally because we have not yet made the presentation that if we make the presentation they won’t give it out. All we know is that visiting hours are between 4 to 6pm, so we are waiting till 4 to 6pm so that if we present it and they refuse it, then we go home,” he said.

The #FixTheCountry Movement confirmed the release from Police custody of its lead convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor on March 17, 2022.

This came 24 hours after he was granted a GH¢2million bail by a Tema High Court on Wednesday, March 16.

The activist is facing Treason Felony charges after a social media post in which he threatened a coup. He is also required to report to the Police once a week.

Background

On February 10, Mr Barker-Vormawor took to social media to threaten a coup following pictures emerging from the Majority Leader’s 65th birthday bash showing an ‘E-levy’-designed cake.

He posted, “If this E-Levy passes after this cake bullshit, I will do the coup myself. Useless Army!”

In a subsequent post, he explained the context in which he used the word, coup.

He was arrested on February 11 at the Kotoka International Airport, upon arriving from the United Kingdom.



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“Where’s Chioma?” Reaction as Davido’s girlfriend moves into his house

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Fans have been asking questions about the whereabouts of Chioma Rowland, the known girlfriend and baby mama of Nigerian singer Davido.

This comes after Davido’s new girlfriend Ama Reginald has reportedly moved into the singer’s house.

According to reports, the social media influencer now lives with Davido in his house and performed duties as the bonafide replacement for Chioma.

Netizens also suspected that the crooner was the one who purchased the Range Rover SUV she flaunted a few weeks ago.

According to gistangelblog, Ama Reginald now spends more time with the artist, stays in his residence on a regular basis, and cruises in his private jet.

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On the back of that, any netizens have been asking about Chioma. Many believe Davido has made a strong statement about his relationship with the cheff by allowing Ama Reginald to move in with him.



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“Your dumsor demo was useless”

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Actor-turned-politician John Dumelo has fired colleague Yvonne Nelson’s activism during the tenure of former President Mahama and described it as useless.

According to him, whatever prompted the Yvonne Nelson-led “Dumsor” demo at the time was ill-thought through and did not represent the situation at the time.

Accosting Yvonne Nelson in the studios of Adom FM, John Dumelo pointed fingers accusingly at the actress. He added that she rushed in organizing people to demonstrate against the Mahama government.

In providing an explanation for why he felt the demo was useless, John Dumelo intimated that former President Mahama solved the dumsor menace before leaving office. Therefore, Yvonne Nelson and her colleagues embarked on a fruitless agenda.

“I don’t believe it was required.” Let me explain why. Because the president (then-president John Mahama) promised to fix the problem at the time. That’s what he stated, and he rectified it before leaving. It’s a proven fact.

“I’m sure people were fed up at that point in time when Yvonne spearheaded the march. As a result, they needed to take action. But (ex-President) Mahama has promised to rectify it.”

The Dumsor Demo in 2015 was a demonstration organized by celebrities and spearheaded by Yvonne Nelson to campaign against the erratic supply of power at the time.

The demonstration received nationwide attention with notable celebrities like Prince David Osei, Van Vicker et al taking part in it.

After several years, John Dumelo has described the demo as useless and urged Yvonne Nelson to stage a similar demonstration against the current NPP administration.



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Photos of Sandra Ankobiah’s 280 million dress trends

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Famed Ghanaian socialite and professional legal practitioner, Sandra Ankobiah; Has taken over social media trends after splashing over GHc28,000 cedis on a single dress.

The social media sensation who has turned a year older today has shared a couple of photos of herself on the internet rocking a dress designed by the famous Maria Lucia.

According to checks, the dress Sandra Ankobiah wore for her birthday photoshoot costs $3,750 which is equivalent to GHc 28,687.50.

Dropping over 280 million old Ghana cedis on a single dress is not a child’s play and only a handful of our female celebrities can challenge Sandra Ankobiah to this game but I doubt any of them would dare try such.



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