Leader of the secessionist group, Homeland Study Group Foundation, which declared ‘Western Togoland’ independent at Ho in the Volta Region on Saturday has asked the government to stop pursuing him and invite him through his lawyers.
According to him, he’s ever-willing to face the law once the government “shows maturity” in the way it handles the issue surrounding their declaration of independence.
The security agencies are on the manhunt for the Octagenarian who’s said to have fled the country after he led his group to declare independence on last Saturday.
But in an address to ‘Citizens’ of ‘Western Togoland’, ‘President’ Charles Komi Kudzordzi, dismissed reports claiming he’s sought refuge in Togo saying he’s in Ghana but has not availed himself because he’s unsure what will befall him if the security agencies arrest him.
“If with this declaration we are being pursued again, I’m asking the government if they feel they should come back for the case to continue they are free to do so through my lawyers I will present myself. But to look for me, I don’t know the reason…to take me somewhere I don’t know what they are going to do with me, human as I am I will not present myself. I’m in the country anyway, I’ve not hidden anywhere but I want the government to show maturity. Invite me legally through my lawyers and I will present myself for the case to continue.”
80-year-old Charles Komi Kudzordzi, led the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), to declare parts of the Volta, Northern, North Eastern and Upper East Regions [Western Togoland] independent of Ghana.
He was earlier in May this year arrested together with 80 other members of the group when they were allegedly planning to declare independence for Western Togoland.
Nine of them were later charged with conspiracy to commit treason felony, abetment of unlawful training, unlawful assembly and offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace and put before court.
The Attorney General, however, in July discontinued the case based on which the High Court trying them discharged the accused persons.