By: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Some members of the separatist movement, the Homeland Study Group Foundation have reportedly been picked by state security operatives in the Volta region, in connection with their declaration of parts of Ghana as an independent Western Togoland state last weekend.
Voltaononlinegh.com gathered about 10 of the group’s supporters were arrested at various locations during a special security operation undertaken by the Volta Regional Security Council (RESEC).
The octogenarian founder and leader of the group, Charles Kudzordzi is however said to be on the run.
The Volta Regional Minister and chairman of RESEC, Dr. Archibald Letsa who confirmed the arrest to the media on Tuesday, said steps were being taken to apprehend all persons involved in the illegal declaration, which took place last Saturday in Ho.
The 85-year old Charles Komi Kudzordzi alias Papavi Hogbedetor, on Saturday announced their secession out of Ghana saying, ”from midnight today November 16 2019 entering tomorrow, We’re now Western Togoland state.”
But government in a statement issued by Information minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah on Monday, condemned the group’s declaration with the promise to ‘ensure that persons involved in the illegal act are dealt with in accordance with the law.’
The Homeland Study Group Foundation has since 2017 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.
Leaders of the group including the founder were arrested and charged with treason felony on at least two occasions, with the recent being in May 2019.
After being in custody for a little over a month, the Attorney General dropped the charges against Mr. Kudzodzi and eight others leading to their release in July.