Barker Vormawor Arrest: ‘Di Wo Fie Asɛm' . . . Your Tweet Is "Misguided, Unwarranted and Biased" - IGP Replies High Commissioner

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare has cautioned British High Commissioner, Harriet Thompson “to learn to keep within the limits of what concerns you".

This follows a tweet from Harriet after Oliver Barker-Vormawor, a Convener of FixTheCountry Movement was arrested again.

In the tweet, she said: “Oliver Barker Vormawor, convener of #FixTheCountry movement, arrested again, I understand for a motoring offence on his way to court. I’ll be interested to see where this goes…”.

However, in a strong-worded statement signed by Dr Akuffo Dampare, the tweet was "misguided, unwarranted and biased".

"Ordinarily, the Ghana Police Service would not have responded to comments such as yours, obviously made from either a biased or uninformed position. However, we have learnt from previous, painful experience that it has not been helpful to ignore such misguided, unwarranted and biased comments intended to tarnish the reputation of the Ghana Police Service and that of our country.

"For the moment, we would recommend a Ghanaian saying that might guide you in your diplomatic engagements. The saying goes: 'di wo fie asem' – it means learn to keep within the limits of what concerns you,” the statement added.

Read the full statement below