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Western Togoland: State drops charges against 22 suspects, 29 charged for treason felony.

29 of the 51 Volta Region secessionists who were behind the recent secessionists attacks in the Volta Region have been charged for treason felony after weeks of legal actions.

The Circuit Court in Accra which is overseeing the case also discharged the remaining 22 persons arraigned for their respective roles in the disturbances had in the Volta Region.

The 29 secessionists are also facing additional five charges to wit conspiracy to commit crime, causing unlawful damage, rioting with weapons, and participation in a campaign of an organization which is prohibited.

In Court on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the prosecution, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare filed an amended charge sheet containing the above charges against the 29 persons.

The Prosecutor, Sylvester Asare told the court that they have gone far with investigations and prayed the court not to grant bail for the remaining 29 accused persons.

According to him, remanding the accused persons will enable the prosecution to speed up investigations.

However, no reasons were given to the court by the prosecution on why the 22 ‘now free’ secessionists have been discharged.

Lawyers of the accused persons Theophilus Donkor prayed the court to admit the accused persons to bail on humanitarian grounds.

According to him, his clients have well-meaning members of society to stand as sureties for them. He said the accused persons also have their permanent place of abode.

But the court which was presided over by Her Honour, Rosemary Baah Torsu remanded the 29 accused persons and adjourned the case to November 19, 2020.

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