Three people have been arrested by the police in the Volta Region for alleged acts of treason.
They are Kormi Kudzordzi, Martin Asiana Agbenu and Divine Odonkor.
The three are members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, a secessionist group, which has been agitating for autonomy for the Volta Region.
The Volta Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nana Asomah, confirmed their arrest to The Ghanaian Times in Ho yesterday.
He said that on Independence Day, Agbenu was found to be distributing T-shirts with imprints detaching the Volta Region from the rest of Ghana and an insignia purported to be the national flag of the “Western Togoland,” at Tokokoe in the Ho municipality.
According to the regional police commander, the T-shirts bore other inscriptions such as, “I Am a Proud Citizen of Western Togoland” and “May 27 Our Day, Western Togoland,” among others.
Agbenu was subsequently arrested and during interrogation he mentioned the other two suspects as his accomplices.
ACP Asomah said that so far, Kudzordzi had been granted bail while the other two suspects were in police custody.
“This is a serious offence and we are processing them for court on a charge of treason,” ACP Asomah told The Ghanaian Times.
From Alberto Mario Noretti,