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29 Volta separatists charged with treason felony, 22 others discharged

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An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday, 4 November 2020, charged 29 out of the 51 persons accused of being behind secessionist attacks in the Volta Region, with treason felony.

The 29 persons have also been charged with causing unlawful damage, conspiracy to commit crime, participation in the campaign of a prohibited organisation and rioting with weapons

The accused persons include Divine Nyadzinor, Godwin Awudza, William Amenor, Agbemenya Dotse, Louis Nyadzinor, Mawulolo Ahorble, Fiave Joeffery, George Akweti, Noah Ahiatogah, Joshua Tawiah Agblorm, Ernest Kpevu, Devine Seddoh, Bright Klutsey, Selasi Gbadago, Gilbert Nyadzinyo, Felix Sosa, Lawrence Nyadzinor, Excel Liberty Aheto Kuegbesika, Samuel Gbolomo, Benjamin Gabadago, Nene Kwaku Agblorm, James Namewortor, Abednego Dzreke Mawuena, Emmanuel Hayford Afedo, Isaac Kwesi Afeku, Richard Adri alias Mumuni, Prosper Avumenyi, John Kornla Gbedema and Stephen Asime and Rapheal Tettevi.

The prosecution, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, filed an amended sheet charge against the 29 persons.

ASP Asare indicated to the court that investigations have gone a long way.

He also prayed the court not to grant the 29 accused persons bail, as remanding them will accelerate the investigations.

The court also discharged 22 others who were part of those being held in connection with the attacks.

The court did not give any reason for letting the 22 go.

However, the lawyer for the accused persons prayed the court to admit the accused persons to bail on humanitarian grounds.

The lawyer noted that the accused persons have permanent places of abode and well-meaning members of society to stand as sureties for them.

The court, presided over by Her Honour Rosemary Baah Torsu, however, remanded the accused persons.

The case has been adjourned to Thursday, 19 November 2020.

Source: Classfmonline.com

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