A group of people calling themselves members of Western Togoland is calling on the government of Ghana to immediately release their leader, Charles Kormi Kudzodzi, who was among eight people arrested by the police on suspicion of secession attempts.
The police administration explained it arrested the eight for agitating for the restoration of the Western Togoland as an independent state from Ghana, suspecting they were planning to declare independence on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
The eight, led by their chairman, Charles Kormi Kudzodzi [Papavi Hogbedetor], an octogenarian, were picked up in Ho Sunday evening by a combined team of armed police and military personnel and airlifted to Accra.
But sympathizers of the group have sent a strong warning to the Ghana government to release its leaders “to avert any catastrophe”.
Preceding their demands with war songs, the group wants the immediate release of its members.
“We the members of Homeland Study Group Foundation and the entire population of Western Togoland to alert all at the corridors of peace to quickly advise Ghana government to urgently release our leader and all who was picked (sic),” they demanded.
Meanwhile, the Volta Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has cautioned that the matter is a sensitive one.
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