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8 arrested for planning to secede from Ghana

Eight persons believed to be leaders of a group called Homeland Study Group Foundation which is allegedly aiming at seceding from the Republic of Ghana to declare an independent country called Western Togoland have been arrested by the security agencies.

A police statement signed and issued in Accra by the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Simon Tenkunu on behalf of the Director-General, Public Affairs, said the eight were arrested on Sunday, May 5, 2019 “in the course of a meeting to finalize arrangements to declare independent Western Togoland on May 9, 2019”.Video Player00:0002:40

The arrest, the statement added, was made by a team of all the intelligence agencies in Ghana, including the Police and the Armed Forces.

“Intelligence agencies have gathered sufficient evidence including a constitution, national emblem and anthem prepared by these eight persons and others for their supposed country. Activities of the group also include illegally recruiting and training young people in a militia-style for them to form the core of their supposed country’s armed forces and police force”, the statement in part further read.

The Police Administration, has, however, cautioned the public that any person who is found culpable of wrongdoing would be dealt with according to the laws of the land.

They have also urged the public to volunteer information on the group, its leaders and members to the Police at any of their stations across the country. 

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