Western Togoland State: 5 arrested charged with treason felony

Western Togoland State: 5 arrested charged with treason felony

Five members of the secessionist group who are fighting for the independence of Western Togoland movement have been charged with treason felony after being arraigned at the Ho District court.

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

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

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According to Citi News reports, Mkpe Tornyi Kudjo admitted to police that he was a Western Togolander as Kofi Agbeko serves as the treasurer of the group.

This comes after the Volta Regional Security Council arrested 10 members of the separatist movement, Homeland Study Group Foundation, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

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.

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In other news, the separatist group that declared independence for Western Togoland over the weekend is heading for the United Nations to demand recognition.

Over the weekend, the Homeland Study Group Foundation declared independence for the Volta, and parts of the Northern, North Eastern and Upper East Regions after its meeting held in Ho.

HSGF had over the years been demanding the secession of the above-mentioned areas from Ghana to become the Western Togoland State.

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