- Lawyer for the 31 suspected secessionist says his clients are not part of the secessionists in the Volta Region
- According to him, his clients are just residents who were present at the scene of the incident
- Lawyer Theophilus Donkor argued that the police was wrong to have them arrested
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The counsel for the 31 people in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) suspected to be members of the secessionist group, the Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF), has revealed that his clients are not what they are accused of.
Lawyer Theophilus Donkor said his clients are just residents who were present at the scene of the incident when the security forces took them on suspicion of their involvement in the chaos.
Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, the lawyer argued that the Ghana Police Service was wrong to arrest the 31 suspected secessionists.
“Yes they were at the crime scene, but as they were travelling and the traffic had piled up, they went to the crime scene to find out exactly what was happening,” he said.
He further added that no offensive weapon was found on any of the arrested persons at the time of their arrest.
On Friday, September 25, 2020, YEN.com.gh reported that people suspected to be behind the push for the splitting of the Volta Region from Ghana had blocked roads in the region.
This blockade left scores of commuters stranded on the Accra-Sogakope road.
They also launched attacks on two police stations in Mepe and Aveyime, ransacking their armoury and kidnapping 3 police officers
In a bid restore calm to the affected area, one individual died during a shootout with the military officers.
The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old, Emmanuel Kale who was described by his family as very calm and peaceful in nature.
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