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20.11.2019 Headlines

Western Togoland: Five Separatists Charged With Treason Felony

By News Desk
Western Togoland: Five Separatists Charged With Treason Felony
NOV 20, 2019 HEADLINES

Five members of the Western Togoland movement have been remanded on charges of treason felony after being arraigned at the Ho District court on today Wednesday.

The five remanded are Peter Godfriend Edem, Mkpe Tornyi Kudjo, Kofi Agbeko, Agbenyega Akudzia and Ibrahim Tofa.

The five, believed to be members of the separatist movement, Homeland Study Group Foundation, are to reappear in court on December 4, 2019.

Peter Godfriend Edem was said to be the Master of Ceremonies [MC] at the event where the Western Togoland independence was declared.

According to documents from the court sighted by Citi News, Mkpe Tornyi Kudjo admitted to police that he was a Western Togolander ad Kofi Agbeko serves the treasurer of the group.

The accused persons have been under police surveillance since 2017.

This comes after the Volta Regional Security Council arrested 10 members of the separatist movement, Homeland Study Group Foundation, on Tuesday.

This comes after the group declared parts of Ghana as independent 'Western Togoland State'.

The leader of the group, 80-year old Charles Komi Kudzordzi, popularly known as Papavi Hobedetor, made the independence declaration at a public gathering in Ho on Saturday, November 16.

He is yet to be picked up security officials.

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