CID interrogates 30 suspected Western Togoland secessionists

Some members of the group agitating for the restoration of the Western Togoland as an independent state from Ghana arrested for Friday morning disturbances have been transported to Accra.

Numbering about 30, they were airlifted to Accra aboard an Airforce helicopter.

They were received at the Airforce base in Accra for onward transport to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters of the Ghana Police.

Some of the exhibits picked up from them were flags which had inscriptions of the separatist group, Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF) on them.

Some of them had video content on their mobile phones which linked them to the agitating separatist group.

The suspects blocked various roads in the Volta Region Friday dawn which resulted in a heavy vehicular traffic in various areas.

The HSGF, a group championing the secession of parts of Ghana along the border with Togo, declared independence for the territory they call 'Western Togoland' on November 16, last year.

The leader of Western Togoland independence, Charles Kormi Kudzodzi, announced the separation of Western Togoland from Ghana after a meeting in the Volta Regional capital, Ho.

After that announcement, some members of the group were arrested after they were alleged to have engaged in activities to champion the cause of the group.