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60 Suspected Separatists Arrested In Volta Region

Published by on October 3rd, 2020.

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Security powers in Ghana have captured 60 people for their supposed association in a progression of fierce assaults – part of an organized push by dissident gatherings to split away from the Volta Region.

54 of the suspects have been remanded by a court, government authorities said on Friday late evening including that six others are being handled for indictment.

A Deputy Information Minister, Pious Hadzide made this divulgence to columnists after a powerful appointment drove by the National Security Minister held talks with more than 50 bosses in the region.

“It is deserving of note that the Volta Regional House of Chiefs censured the crimes that were accounted for as of late remembering an assault for police headquarters”, Mr. Hadzide said. “We have likewise sent our men on the ground to manage the danger.”

Volta NDC MPs missing

The visit, driven by National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah and other top security bosses is to get direct data from security staff on the ground and to assess the bosses in the region on the best way to manage the circumstance.

Prominently absent were individuals from the Volta gathering in parliament who clearly pulled out from the gathering requesting a more extensive commitment between the administration and their gathering chain of command.

A representative of the NDC assembly Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa stated: “We have imparted to the Regional Minister that since a public group has been set up… , we have separated that this issue would be talked about at the public level along with the public party initiative and this has the gift of our banner carrier [John Mahama].

Territorial Minister to sue

In a related turn of events, Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa has compromised lawful activity against people connecting him to the gathering.

There have been inescapable cases by a part of the public that the Chairman of the Volta Regional Security Council is subsidizing the gathering.

Yet, tending to the press, Dr. Letsa excused the case portraying it as unmerited and be treated with the disdain it merits.

“So on the off chance that they guarantee they know me or the other way around I wouldn’t have the foggiest idea about the crime they are occupied with. Western Togoland appeared in 2017 and we got them captured thus why they guarantee I am their agent. I might want to know them so I meet them in court.”


The assaults were done by the Western Togoland secessionist, Homeland Study Group Foundation trying to split away from Ghana.

About seven days prior, a few aggressors additionally blockaded the Aveyime and Mepe police headquarters liberating prisoners and carrying off attack rifles and shotguns.

At any rate one individual was slaughtered following the resulting showdowns between security faculty and the indicated secessionists.

Around 35 people were captured following the aggravations on Friday, September 25, 2020.

On Monday, September 28, 2020, 31 of them were put under the watchful eye of a circuit court in Accra and charged on three checks of scheme to carry out the wrongdoing of revolting, the considerable offense of revolting, and being at an unlawful spot.

In the latest occurrence, indicated secessionists assaulted the State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, and set burning one of its transports.

In the interim, President Akufo-Addo has guaranteed the administration will enough arrangement with the indicated secessionists.

He additionally said he confided in the capacity of the nation’s security and insight organizations to stop such dangers and cinch down on exercises of the secessionists.

“I confide in the security offices, the military, the police, I confide in their initiative and knowledge offices and I realize they are largely striving to ensure that this issue is managed as fast as could reasonably be expected,” the President said in a meeting on Hello FM in Kumasi on Wednesday.

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