The Kanashie District Court has discharged eleven accused persons who were arrested in connection with the Western Togoland issue.
They were discharged by Her Worship, Rosemond Doudua Agyiri, after Detective Inspector Richard Amoah told the Court they have been advised by the Attorney General to discharge them for lack of evidence.
Meanwhile, two persons who were later arrested, Cosmos Harvo and Vincent Ramsayer have been remanded into police custody to reappear on July 15 awaiting advice of the Attorney General.
They were charged with Treason Felony and Conspiracy to commit crime to wit treason felony.
The discharged persons are; Emmanuel Alorwordor, David Hedidor, Christian Nuderkor, Paul Nunekpeku, Edwin Dzinyela Olu, Mawutar Gadri, Charles Gakpe Agbohla, Serlorm Dorpe, Atsu Awudzi, Akorlie Dzidotor and Papa Denyo.
Appearing in court after they were arrested, prosecution told the court they were members of prohibited organizations, Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF) and Western Togoland
According to Detective Inspector Richard Amoah, in September 25, 2020, the accused
together with others at large agreed with common purpose to secede from the Republic of Ghana.
Following their agreement, in September 25, 2020 between the hours of 1:00am and 7:00am, the accused persons and others who are at large armed themselves with offensive weapons such as guns, cutlasses, cudgels and simultaneously launched attack on some selected government installations at Aveyime, Mepe, Bator, Juapong and New Akrade in the Volta and Eastern Regions.
He told the Court the affected government installations include North Torngu District Assembly, Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations.
The accused persons overpowered the police officers on duty at the stations, broke into the armouries and carted away thirteen (13) AK 47 Assault Rifles, two (2) pistols, five (5) Pump Action Guns, one (1) Short Gun, two(2) Mack-3 Guns, One (1) Mack-4 Gun, three (3) SMG rifles, eleven (11) Rubber Bullets, twenty five (25) rounds of 37mm Tear Gas
Cartridge, about three hundred (300) rounds of AK-47 ammunition.
They took along a Police patrol vehicle at the Aveyime Police Station with registration number GP 195.
The prosecutor said, at the District Assembly, they forcibly broke in the offices and made away with five (5) desktop computers, one
MTN Turbo net router, one (1) refrigerator and a printer.
He added, they unlawfully blocked the four major roads that connect the Volta Region from Accra amidst chanting “Freedom! Freedom!! Freedom!!! this is our land” and obstructed Road users access to the road.
The police vehicle, four AK47 rifles, 55 rounds of ammunition, six AK47 magazines, one bionet and tear-gas were retrieved.
By Godfred Tanam|3news.com|Ghana