A Justice of the High Court, His Lordship Daniel Mensah is worried about the talk of coups running through social commentary in the country in recent times.
He advised that “no matter how we feel about a regime, a coup is not a solution.”
His Lordship Mensah while ruling on the bail application by #FixTheCountry convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, said he had thought long and hard over whether to give the admonition in open court and decided against the odds to do so.
He however said his thoughts and admonitions were without prejudice to the instant bail application.
Justice Mensah observed that the Constitution enjoined all citizens to defend the republic and noted that Ghana had gone down the path of coups with unpleasant experiences which offer lessons to guide present interactions.
Though His Lordship Mensah warns against coup mongering, he maintains he is “not against activism”.
Mali, Guinea and most recently, Burkina Faso have all seen the overthrow of military governments in Ghana.
Currently, there are two different trials ongoing against persons charged with treason-related offenses because of alleged coup plots.
FixTheCountry convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, was charged with treason felony after he made comments on social media that have been deemed to be a coup threat.
Ten persons including three civilians, six military personnel and a senior police officer are also facing charges of treason felony and conspiracy to commit treason felony.