- 30 people have been arrested over plans to cause the secession of the Volta region from Ghana
- This follows the arrest of the group's 8 leaders on Sunday, May 5, 2019
- The leaders are currently being kept in BNI's custody
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that 30 members of the secessionist group planning to create Western Togoland, have been picked up by security officials.
They were picked up as part of a joint police-military operation in the Volta region as they prepared to hold a press conference.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that that the eight, led by Charles Kormi Kudzodzi, an octogenarian, were picked up on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
The police administration has explained that it arrested the eight leaders of the group agitating for the restoration of the Western Togoland as an independent state from Ghana because, they were planning to declare independence on Wednesday, May 9, 2019.
Per a report by Myjoyonline.com, this is the second time members of the group have been arrested in a similar fashion.
According to the police, intelligence had gathered sufficient evidence including a constitution, national emblem and anthem prepared by the eight arrested persons and others for their supposed new country.
In a statement signed and issued by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Simon Tenkuu from the police public affairs directorate, the police said the activities of the arrested persons also included illegally recruiting and training young people in a ‘militia-style’ for them to form a core of their supposed country’s armed forces and police force.
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