Court remands 21 alleged secessionists arrested at Kpevedui

The 21 suspected members of separatists group, Homeland Study Group Foundation arrested in the Volta Region have been remanded by a circuit court in Accra.

All of them have been charged with participation in the campaign of a prohibited organization and attending a meeting of the organization.

The accused persons comprising 20 males and a female were rounded up at their training camp in a forest in Kpevedui during the early hours of Monday by soldiers of the 66 Artillery Regiment.

According to the prosecution, they paid various amounts of monies ranging between GHS 400 and GHS 800 via mobile money to be recruited into the military arm of the Western Togo secessionist group.

Over 40 soldiers were accompanied by two crime scene investigators from the police for the largest arrest of suspected separatists since December 2019.

Declaration of independence

The leader of the Separatist movement, Mr. Charles Komi Kudzordzi alias Papavi Hogbedetor declared independence on November 17.

The event which was broadcast live on Facebook by some members of the group took place at the former premises of Unity Rural Bank, some 100metres away from the Ho Police Training school.

The Homeland Study Group Foundation, which intensified its campaign to secede the Volta Region and parts of the then Northern and Upper East Regions along the eastern border of Ghana into an independent state in 2017, has had its leaders arrested and charged with treason felony on at least two occasions in recent times.

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