The funeral of the founder and leader of the Homeland Study Group, Charles Kwami Kudzordzi, who passed away in October 2021, is set to take place from tomorrow, 28th October to Sunday 30th October 2022.
Charles Kormi Kudjordi, also known as Papavi, died at his residence in the early hours of Saturday, October 16, 2021.
The 86-year-old was first arrested at his residence in Ho on July 28, 2021, following plans by the group to form an independent Western Togoland.
The Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF) led by Papavi, announced the imaginary Togoland’s supposed separation from Ghana on their official social media handles on Saturday, November 16, 2019, after a group meeting was held in Ho.
Some of the group’s members have been arrested and slapped with treason felony charges in the past, but those charges were eventually dropped pending further investigations.
The charges have been amended to include treason felony, conspiracy to commit crime, namely, treason felony, conspiracy to commit crime, namely, participating in a campaign of prohibited organisation namely Western Togoland, conspiracy to commit crime, namely, causing unlawful damage.
Papavi had always been in favour of a non-violent push for part of the country including Volta and Oti regions to be made an autonomous state known as Western Togoland.
Despite the foundation’s non-violent stance, attacks on police stations and roadblocks in the Volta Region on September 25, 2020, as well as the raid and torching of buses at the Ho State Transport Corporation yard have been attributed to the group.