The Wa District court has remanded into police custody the 10 suspected members of the Western Togoland Movement who were arrested in Tumu in the Upper West Region.
Detective Sergeant Martin K Dagbortse of the Upper West Regional Police CID who is prosecuting the case pleaded with the court to remand the suspects to enable him to duplicate a docket for the Attorney General’s advice on the matter.
The suspects are to reappear on December 23, 2019.
The 10 have been charged with treason felony.
They have been identified as Micheal Hope, 49; Ishmael Dzerakor, 83; Togbui Kuoro ll, 93; Umborgati Samuel, 54; Umar Abdul Samad, 53; George Lihor, 49; Mohammed Karim, 45; Hordiba Innocent, 68; Kanu Emmanuel, 58 and Maglo Tsey Mawuli, 34.
They were arrested after police intelligence gathered that the group was at the Tumu Chief’s palace to court support from the Sissala Chiefs.
On November 16, the group declared the Volta Region through to parts of the Upper East region as the independent ‘Western Togoland State’.
The group first made calls for the secession in May 2019.
Over 80 members of the separatist group were subsequently arrested for assembling for a protest over the arrest of seven leaders of the Homeland Study Group Foundation.
It was also alleged that group leaders were training some youth to form the core of police and military activities in the supposed new country after the declaration of independence.