By: KALD & Rita Nedjoh |Voltaonlinegh.com|
It has emerged that some persons opposed to the creation of the proposed Oti region have resorted to foul means, including the use of voodoo spirit to thwart the impending referendum on the proposed region.
Two of such persons have reportedly taken the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa and five others including the Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, to a shrine to cast a spell on them to cancel the referendum in the region.
The two, identified as Ebenezer Atsu, 32 years and 55 year old Shepherd Acolatse, both from Ashaiman were said to have visited the voodoo shrine at Weta in the Ketu North municipality with a list which included the names of the Regional Reorganization minister, Dan Botwe, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiries, Justice Brobbey, Electoral Commission Chairperson, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa and Dr. Obed Asamoah, a senior citizen and a proponent of the Oti region.
According to the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Francis Doku, the suspects were arrested by the Dzodze Police upon a tip off from the fetish priest, Festus Kwashie Babanawo who suspected a foul play.
DCOP Doku told a press briefing in Ho on Thursday that, the suspects who were arrested at about midday on Wednesday claimed during interrogation that they were sent by one John of Ashaiman to use spiritual means to get the said individuals to discontinue with the processes to divide the Volta region.
He said the two are still in custody assisting with investigations, as efforts are made to apprehend their collaborators and the appropriate charges to slap them with in court.
The commander however assured of adequate security arrangements towards the referendum slated for Thursday, 27th December, 2018, and warned trouble makers would be met with appropriate force.
The Supreme Court last week threw out a legal suit challenging the recommendation of the Justice Brobbey Commission for only eligible persons in the affected areas to vote in the referendum.