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V/R: 14 Western Togoland campaigners arrested in Kpando

Military men from the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho have arrested some 14 people suspected to be members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation in Kpando on Saturday, 30 May, 2020.

The suspects include 11 men and 3 women; one of whom is carrying a 2-year-old child.

According to Major Jalali Deen Ibrahim, the 2nd in Command at the 66 Artillery Regiment, the suspects were picked following a tip-off from the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI).

This morning around 0800 hours we got information that some members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation were holding a meeting at Kpando-Aziavi and so, we got this information from the BNI, so immediately we teamed up with them, I sent about three patrols out to go and verify. Low and behold, they went and met the people having their meeting and so they picked them up.

He added that, “The number was more than what we have here but obviously some managed to escape but we got fourteen (14) of them. Out of the 14, three (3) are females and the eleven (11) are males.”

Major Jelali Deen Ibrahim also indicated further that, “We had some evidence and documents of intelligence of military value, very important documents which shows their intentions and plans, so we have picked those plans up,” while adding that the BNI also has same documents for their investigations.

According to the military, the group’s meeting was intended to roll out how it is going to carry out its activities in the Volta and Oti regions.

Following the arrest, the suspects were sent to the Kpando District police station but have since been moved to the Regional Police headquarters in Ho for further investigation and prosecution.



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