A member of the #FixtheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has raised concerns regarding the capabilities and decisions within the Ghanaian judicial system.
In a Twitter post the legal practitioner suggested that he finds the capabilities of the courts in Ghana almost limitless, expressing surprise at their recent decision to grant an injunction preventing Dormaahene Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Nana Agyeman Badu II from participating in the final funeral rites of the late paramount chief of the Berekum Traditional Area, Daasebre Dr Amankona Diawuo II.
“I swear! What Ghanaian courts cannot do doesn’t exist oo. 1. Yesterday, a Court, without informing us there was a hearing, granted an Injunction against Democracy Hub from Organizing #OccupyJulorbiHouse in December. The motion was on notice; but the adjourned date for the hearing wasn’t notified.
“2. A Court has granted an injunction to prevent a Chief from attending a funeral, because another Chief will also attend the funeral. Shalom!,” he wrote.
The injunction, issued by the Sunyani High Court, resulted from legal action initiated by Osabarima Kyere Yeboah Darteh II of the Berekum Traditional Council, who raised concerns about potential disruptions to peace due to conflicting attendance plans during the burial.
The court’s intervention was possibly prompted by Dormaahene’s plan to attend the burial concurrently with Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, aiming to prevent clashes.
I swear! What Ghanaian courts cannot do doesn’t exist oo.
I swear! What Ghanaian courts cannot do doesn’t exist oo.— Osagyefo Oliver Barker-Vormawor (@barkervogues) November 23, 2023
1. Yesterday, a Court, without informing us there was a hearing, granted an Injunction against Democracy Hub from Organizing #OccupyJulorbiHouse in December. The motion was on notice; but the adjourned date for the… pic.twitter.com/locqHHHTYi
Dormaahene revealed that he was advised against attending the funeral by the Minister for National Security and the Minister for Chieftaincy.
Despite being unfazed by the incident, he emphasized that he would always remember the turn of events and anticipates playing a significant role for the people of Berekum in the future.
Barker-Vormawor also expressed surprise at the court’s recent decisions, including the injunction, highlighting a lack of prior notice for a hearing related to the #OccupyJulorbiHouse event.