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18 Western Togoland separatists before Tamale High Court; face 3 fresh charges

The 18 suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in a separatist movement will today appear before a Tamale High Court after being granted bail by a Yendi Circuit.

MyNewsGh.com has confirmed from the Attorney General’s department that all 18 face three fresh charges of membership of a prohibited organisation, attending meetings of a prohibited organisation and summoning persons to a meeting of a prohibited organisation and inviting persons to support a prohibited organisation.

The latest move follows advice from the Attorney General’s Department.

Background

The suspects were on December 27, 2019, arrested at Dipa, a village in the Nanumba North Municipality for allegedly having a meeting to discuss the separatist activities.

They were rounded up on the meeting grounds with a joint police and military and the BNI officer.

They were taken to the Yendi Circuit Court where they were charged with treason felony

The court on their first appearance denied them bail and remanded them into prison custody to reappear today [Friday, January 9, 2020] but were subsequently bailed.

Source: Mynewsgh

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