AT Large! Charles Kudjordjie aka Papavi
Eleven secessionists whose leader declared independence of a
so-known as Western Togoland in Ho past Saturday have been arrested in the Volta
Five of them have already appeared in a Ho Circuit Court docket and are
now on remand.
Their arrest by Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and Nationwide
Protection operatives adopted an unannounced hunt for their octogenarian leader,
Charles Komi Kudzordzi, aka Papavi Kudzordzi, and critical associates of the Homeland
Examine Team Basis (HSGF).
The secessionist project is becoming executed below the HSGF, their
nationalistic things to do possessing begun a couple of a long time ago.
The hunt for the actors in the secession challenge is significantly from remaining
over as the chief himself is however under the radar of the security
5 In Court docket
The five remanded at the Ho District Courtroom yesterday on costs
of treason felony included Peter Godfriend Edem, Mkpe Tornyi Kudjo, Kofi
Agbeko, Agbenyega Akudzia and Ibrahim Tofa.
They ended up section of the quite a few who hosted the ‘independence
declaration’ pursuits of the so-identified as Western Togoland.
Some of them are alleged to have performed specific roles for the duration of
the declaration which took put in the vicinity of the Law enforcement Education University in Ho.
They would re-seem on December 4, 2019.
Peter Godfriend Edem who was said to be outstanding through the
declaration was the MC and was really loud as he directed proceedings.
As MC, he was stated to have been categorical about the place
of the chief whom he explained as President Charles Komi Kudzordzi.
One particular of the suspects, Kofi Agbeko, Every day Guideline has gathered,
did not dispute his nationality as he instructed safety brokers that he is a ‘Western
Togolander’ and a treasurer of the study team.
The actions of the study group are identified to the nationwide
safety equipment, BNI officers serving in the regional capital having
compiled a huge file about its membership.
It was the team leader’s daring of the legal guidelines of the land when he
took a move to publicize their intention which led to his arrest and other
associates of the secession team.
Previous Saturday, he stunned the nation when at a very well rehearsed
public demonstrate he announced the secession of their Western Togoland from Ghana, a
region which by their imagining handles part of the North West, Northern and
To start with Arrest
‘President’ Papavi and 8 or so many others had been arrested in May well
2019 and flown to Accra for contacting for a secession. Many Ghanaians puzzled why he would want to
engage in this kind of a complicated criminality.
At the time of their initially arrest, they were being thought to be instruction
some youth from that element of the country with armed service and police instruction so
the ‘newly independent Western Togoland’ would have the important complements of
When they were yet again grabbed in July 2019, the prices of
treason, abetment of unlawful assembly and offensive carry out had been most popular
towards them until finally the Lawyer General’s intervention.
A image of Papavi and some of his associates derided as his
cabinet went viral yesterday and ongoing to do so.
All the things about them create exciting among Ghanaians not so with the
intelligence neighborhood which is observing their actions now that the leader
himself is but to be nabbed.
He was whisked absent in a waiting around vehicle as before long as he declared
Western Togoland unbiased. For several, that was the time the safety brokers
really should have picked him up not when he has long gone into hiding.
Though some assume he is trying to find shelter in the dwelling of individuals sympathetic to the trigger of the Western Togoland in the outskirts of Ho, some others assume he could be on the fringes of the frontiers between Togo and Ghana.
By A.R. Gomda